Canada: Congratulations To Samantha Prasad Who Was Elected To The Meritas Board Of Directors
Last Updated: April 21 2015

Minden Gross LLP is pleased to announce that tax lawyer  Samantha Prasad has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Samantha was elected to the position during the alliance's recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado where the alliance celebrated its 25th anniversary.

In her role as a board member, Samantha will be responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and setting strategy for the alliance. Samantha will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. She will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. 

Samantha will serve a three-year term, during which time she will also serve on the Member Engagement Committee. The Meritas Board of Directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.

"We're thrilled that Samantha will be joining the Meritas board of directors," said Tanna Moore, president and CEO of Meritas. "Samantha has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on her insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts."

Samantha has been actively involved with Meritas for many years and has served as a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute, which created a green initiative project distributed to over 6,500 lawyers worldwide. After participating, Samantha then headed the Meritas Leadership Institute Program. Samantha currently sits on the Meritas Executive Committee for Member Relations & Marketing and is a longtime member of the Meritas Canada Tax Group.

Samantha practices in the area of Tax and  Business Succession Planning where she assists clients with corporate, estate and international tax planning strategies. In addition, Samantha has particular experience in designing and implementing estate plans and corporate reorganizations. Samantha is designated as a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and is a  member of the Canadian Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, the American Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She earned her law degree in 1998 from Queen's University in Kingston, ON, and is a member of the Ontario and New York bars.

About Meritas

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms in 226 global markets and nearly 7,000 lawyers.

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