Samantha Prasad is a Partner with the Toronto law firm Minden Gross LLP. Samantha’s practice focuses mainly on corporate, estate and international tax planning. In addition to advising clients on various tax planning strategies, Samantha has particular experience in designing and implementing estate plans and corporate reorganizations.
Samantha’s clients vary from multi-national corporations to the family business owner/manager. As such, her practice is varied to include tax aspects of corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive succession planning and offshore and international corporate structures.
Samantha is also an accomplished author and has co-published the 3rd edition of Tax and Family Business Succession Planning. Additionally, she is the author of “The Liability for Taxes” chapter of the CCH Directors’ Manual, as well as co-editor of various other CCH Canadian Limited tax publications including the Canada Income Tax Guide, Wealth Management Guide, and Tax Planning for Small Business Guide. Samantha is a regular contributor to Tax Notes (CCH), The TaxLetter and The MoneyLetter newsletters (MPL Communications). Samantha is also a frequent lecturer for professional and commercial organizations, businesses and conferences.
In addition to being a member of the Meritas Canada Tax Group, Samantha was a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute responsible for initiating a green initiative project to over 6,500 lawyers worldwide in the Meritas affiliation. She now heads up the Meritas Leadership Institute in addition to acting as the lead mentor for current Leadership Institute Classes. Additionally, Samantha has been invited to join the Member Relations & Marketing Committee for Meritas (2011-12).
Samantha received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1995 and her LL.B. from Queen’s University in 1998. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000 and is also admitted to the New York State Bar.