Samantha Hans

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2022

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Samantha draws on her strong attention to detail to provide pragmatic solutions for her clients. She enjoys the fast-paced and high-stakes nature of restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Samantha is a member of the firm’s Financial Services and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Groups. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings involving mid-market and large cap companies. She represents creditors, debtors and court-appointed officers. Samantha’s work encompasses a broad range of insolvency proceedings, including asset sales and recovery, security enforcement and restructuring litigation.

Samantha is passionate about community involvement and has extensive experience working with grassroots, pro bono and international human rights organizations.

Representative Matters

Counsel to a cannabis conglomerate with a cumulative deficit of $527.8 million during proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Counsel to a First Nations wholesale fuel supplier in civil litigation to recover and freeze misappropriated assets, including a megayacht moved offshore by a former executive, as well as restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act with total liabilities of approximately $100 million

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "In re: The Hacienda Company, LLC – The Budding Change in U.S. Bankruptcy Law Starts to Flower," Aird & Berlis LLP, Financial Services Flash, November 22, 2023.

Co-Author, "In re: The Hacienda Company, LLC – A Budding Change in Bankruptcy Law for Cannabis Companies?" Aird & Berlis LLP, Financial Services Flash, June 12, 2023.


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2021
  • BA, Development Economics and International Development, McGill University, 2017