Samuel Minzberg

Senior Counsel

Samuel Minzberg

Samuel Minzberg

Senior Counsel

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 1975

Clients can call upon Sam for his creative and insightful solutions to their business concerns.

Sam specializes in corporate and tax law. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and matters related to investment funds. Over his long career, Sam has become a close adviser to many high-net-worth families. He works closely with their offices in Canada, the United States, England and Israel.

Sam is chairman of the board of HSBC Bank Canada, and a director of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. He is also a director of Reitmans (Canada) Limited and of several private companies. A dedicated community leader, Sam is past president and member of the Board of Governors of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Corporation, and a member of McGill University’s Board of Governors.

Samuel Minzberg

Senior Counsel

Clients can call upon Sam for his creative and insightful solutions to their business concerns.

Sam specializes in corporate and tax law. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and matters related to investment funds. Over his long career, Sam has become a close adviser to many high-net-worth families. He works closely with their offices in Canada, the United States, England and Israel.

Sam is chairman of the board of HSBC Bank Canada, and a director of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. He is also a director of Reitmans (Canada) Limited and of several private companies. A dedicated community leader, Sam is past president and member of the Board of Governors of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Corporation, and a member of McGill University’s Board of Governors.

The Greenberg family

Acted for certain members of the Greenberg family, controlling shareholder of Astral Media Inc., in connection with the $3.38-billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE Inc.

Rossy and Assaly families

Acted for the founders of Dollarama Inc. in connection with the corporation's $300 million initial public offering of common shares.

Prinoth SpA

Acted for Prinoth SpA, a member of the Leitner Technologies Group, in its acquisition of the Camoplast Inc. Track Machine Group, a leading manufacturer of snow groomers and other utility vehicles.

S. Rossy Inc. and Dollar A.M.A. Inc.

Acted for Montréal-based S. Rossy Inc. and Dollar A.M.A. Inc. in regard to Dollarama L.P. acquiring a majority position in the Dollarama business of S. Rossy and Dollar A.M.A., with the founders and management retaining a substantial stake.

Northbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Northbridge Equity Partners, a Montréal-based private equity firm, in connection with its acquisition of Fairway and Green, Ltd., a US-based leading manufacturer of golf apparel.

Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Acted for Circuit City Stores, Inc. on its acquisition of InterTAN, Inc., the operator of Radio Shack stores in Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately US$286 million to create The Source.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Estate and Personal Tax Planning: Estate and Tax Planning

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Funds Law (Lawyer of the Year 2012, Montréal)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1975

Education

McGill University, LLB, 1979
McGill University, BCL (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal), 1973
McGill University, BA, 1970

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation

Board Memberships

Canadian Tax Foundation, Board of Governors, former governor
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal, independent member and vice-chairman
HSBC Bank Canada, chairman
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
Reitmans (Canada) Limited

Community Involvement

Fondation du Barreau du Québec, governor
McGill University, Board of Governors
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, trustee
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Corporation, honorary president and member of the Board of Governors

Teaching Engagements

Sam has lectured on taxation at McGill University and on various issues at the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association and at numerous seminars

Clients can call upon Sam for his creative and insightful solutions to their business concerns.

Sam specializes in corporate and tax law. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and matters related to investment funds. Over his long career, Sam has become a close adviser to many high-net-worth families. He works closely with their offices in Canada, the United States, England and Israel.

Sam is chairman of the board of HSBC Bank Canada, and a director of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. He is also a director of Reitmans (Canada) Limited and of several private companies. A dedicated community leader, Sam is past president and member of the Board of Governors of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Corporation, and a member of McGill University’s Board of Governors.

The Greenberg family

Acted for certain members of the Greenberg family, controlling shareholder of Astral Media Inc., in connection with the $3.38-billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE Inc.

Rossy and Assaly families

Acted for the founders of Dollarama Inc. in connection with the corporation's $300 million initial public offering of common shares.

Prinoth SpA

Acted for Prinoth SpA, a member of the Leitner Technologies Group, in its acquisition of the Camoplast Inc. Track Machine Group, a leading manufacturer of snow groomers and other utility vehicles.

S. Rossy Inc. and Dollar A.M.A. Inc.

Acted for Montréal-based S. Rossy Inc. and Dollar A.M.A. Inc. in regard to Dollarama L.P. acquiring a majority position in the Dollarama business of S. Rossy and Dollar A.M.A., with the founders and management retaining a substantial stake.

Northbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Northbridge Equity Partners, a Montréal-based private equity firm, in connection with its acquisition of Fairway and Green, Ltd., a US-based leading manufacturer of golf apparel.

Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Acted for Circuit City Stores, Inc. on its acquisition of InterTAN, Inc., the operator of Radio Shack stores in Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately US$286 million to create The Source.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Estate and Personal Tax Planning: Estate and Tax Planning

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Funds Law (Lawyer of the Year 2012, Montréal)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1975

Education

McGill University, LLB, 1979
McGill University, BCL (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal), 1973
McGill University, BA, 1970

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation

Board Memberships

Canadian Tax Foundation, Board of Governors, former governor
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal, independent member and vice-chairman
HSBC Bank Canada, chairman
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
Reitmans (Canada) Limited

Community Involvement

Fondation du Barreau du Québec, governor
McGill University, Board of Governors
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, trustee
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Corporation, honorary president and member of the Board of Governors

Teaching Engagements

Sam has lectured on taxation at McGill University and on various issues at the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association and at numerous seminars