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Sam is the managing partner of SorbaraLaw.  Sam’s extensive experience includes all aspects of real estate development as well as corporate and commercial transactions.  He is particularly attuned to client concerns and priorities in these matters as he has at times been lead counsel, and at other times, a party to the development project or corporate transaction.  Currently, Sam’s practice is focused on corporate and commercial law with emphasis on corporate reorganizations and tax-driven transactions.  Sam’s clients appreciate his innovative business thinking and actionable legal advice.

Sam regularly advises clients on the purchase or sale of businesses or corporate reorganizations, especially when these arrangements require consideration of the rollover, reorganization and restructuring provisions of the Income Tax Act.  Sam’s clients know him as a pragmatic businessman and a tenacious lawyer.

Sam founded SorbaraLaw in 1980 and has grown it into one of the largest and most respected full service regional law firms in Ontario.  SorbaraLaw has been shortlisted for the Canadian Lawyer Magazine top-ten such law firms in the province.  Candidates for this honour are selected by their peers for their excellent client service and legal knowledge, and for the quality of their client base and the importance of the legal matters with which they are entrusted.

Sam is a long-standing patron of the arts.  SorbaraLaw has provided extensive funding and Sam has served in various capacities to performing arts undertakings in Guelph and Waterloo Region.  In his leisure time Sam has been active in the publishing industry and has published and marketed a number of novels by talented Canadian authors who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to see their work in print and made commercially available.  Sam remains an active amateur musician and plays his drums and flute whenever time permits.


  • B.A.
  • LL.B.