Jennifer Hanna

Senior Counsel

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.


  • 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