English and French
Samantha was called in 2006 and is fluent in English, French and has a working knowledge of Italian. As a corporate and commercial lawyer, she supports organizations with their everyday legal needs. In addition to general contract review and negotiations Samantha has concentrations in debt and non-public financing transactions.
Samantha received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2002 from the University of British Columbia, which included an exchange year with Loyola University in Italy. She went on immediately thereafter to complete her law degree from Queen’s University in 2005.
\Samantha’s legal career began in earnest the same year when she joined Blake, Cassels and Graydon, LLP as an Associate in Montréal and Vancouver. Here she represented a number of Canadian chartered banks, Canadian and U.S. financial institutions, numerous private lenders and corporate borrowers. She has also worked on cross-border financing transactions, both domestic and international project finance, acquisition financings and asset-based lending transactions.
She was the representative for Toba Montrose General Partnership in its $600 million financing of the 196 megawatt Toba Montrose hydro project. She has also represented Capstone Mining Corp., GE Canada Real Estate and Dokie General Partnership.
Samantha has been acting as in-house counsel since joining Simplex in 2017.
After taking some time off to raise my two girls, I was interested in continuing my legal career but in an environment that was non-traditional. I was attracted to Simplex’s working model, where I could have the flexibility I needed while maintaining a rewarding and intellectually stimulating practice. I look forward to a change from private practice where I will have the opportunity to get to know the client, its business, needs and challenges on a much deeper level.
Simplex’s innovating approach to legal services is a welcomed change in the industry. They are able to provide top-tiered legal services to businesses on an as-needed basis, all the while providing predictability and flexibility for the client and the lawyer.
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