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Samantha concentrates her practice in advising business owners, beginning from entity formation through the entire business lifecycle, including mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions. Her background in international taxation allows her to view matters through a unique lens when approaching transactions in order to provide tax efficiency and strategic economic solutions. In addition, Samantha routinely works with businesses to draft and review commercial contracts focusing in on understanding potential risks and developing  critical safeguards. She has experience in the negotiation process and creating beneficial, practical solutions to business issues. Samantha has advised a wide range of entity types, including closely held corporations and partnerships to large publicly traded companies. During her career, she has worked with a variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, construction, insurance and food service.

Samantha received her undergraduate in Accounting from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While attending Pitt Law, she served as Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Prior to joining McNees, Samantha worked at a Big 4 accounting firm consulting clients on tax planning and restructuring opportunities for their international operations. During her time at the firm, she had the opportunity to work directly on client sites with their teams as an outside tax advisor. Additionally, Samantha has advised on matters regarding U.S. federal income tax compliance as well as late relief matters.

EDUCATION

Gannon University, B.S. Accounting, cum laude

University of Pittsburgh, J.D.

HONORS/AWARDS

CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Federalism and Health Policy

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

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