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Samantha Horn

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Samantha Horn
Law Practice
Samantha Horn is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott and practices corporate and commercial law. Her practice is primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital financing, including investments and buy-outs, as well as fund formation activities. Ms. Horn is a member of the Toronto office's Management Committee and formerly served as co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity Group.

Ms. Horn has received the Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the "KPMG Professionals" category three times (2014, 2015, 2016), which recognizes women who play a leadership role within their organization. Her efforts toward the promotion of the advancement of women in law have contributed to the firm receiving the Profiles in Diversity Journal's Award of Excellence. Ms. Horn has been recognized by Chambers Canada 2017 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investments, the 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Mid-Market, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading practitioner in the Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity sectors, the Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Private Funds, the 2015 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, the 2016 Expert Guides: Private Equity, Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Private Funds Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law. She is also Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated.

Professional Activities
Ms. Horn is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a past chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. She served on the Council of the ABA's Business Law Section from 2010 to 2013. She is a founding and executive member of the Canadian Women in Private Equity committee of the CVCA and a member of the Women in Capital Markets and Women's Association of Venture and Equity, a U.S. organization, along with various other associations.

During the time she was an associate at Stikeman Elliott, Ms. Horn was seconded for a short period of time to Working Ventures Canadian Fund Inc., a labour-sponsored venture capital fund, as an investment analyst.

Queen's University (LL.B. 1991, economics 1986-1988).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1993

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