Jennifer Hanna

Senior Counsel

Calgary
JHanna@blg.com
403.232.9451
Jennifer is Senior Counsel and a member of BLG’s Tax Group.

She provides strategic tax advice for clients in a variety of situations, including:

  • International expansion;
  • Acquisitions;
  • Sales;
  • Post-acquisition group integrations and rationalization;
  • Debt restructuring; and
  • Financings.
Prior to joining BLG, Jennifer worked as an international tax partner at a national accounting firm. She works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, mining, infrastructure, real estate and technology. She frequently writes and speaks on Canadian corporate tax and international tax topics.

Experience

  • Wood Canada Limited, as shareholder of Teshmont Consultants LP, in their acquisition by Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Canadian tax advisor to Indigena Capital LP, who partners exclusively with Indigenous Nations in the U.S. and Canada in co-investment opportunities, regarding their Canadian fund structure.
  • Canadian tax advisor to Grafton Asset Management, a private equity fund manager with Canadian and international investors.
  • Canadian tax advisor to IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems), a Swedish-based enterprise cloud applications company in its acquisition of Canadian software developer Clevest Solutions Inc.
  • Tax advisor to numerous agents and underwriters of flow-through share offerings.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Board member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Planning Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation's 2019 Prairie Provinces Annual Conference

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the Women in Tax Leaders guide from World Tax as "highly regarded".
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of the International Tax Review – Women in Tax Leaders Guide

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2018
  • LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1998
  • B.Sc., McMaster University, 1995