"As corporate counsel, my job is to be the trusted advisor of my clients to help them to achieve their goals. Getting to know my clients and understanding their business is not only essential, it is my favourite part of the job."

Kelly Samuels has a general business law practice, providing advice as corporate counsel to clients on a wide range of transactional and day-to-day business activities.

She advises clients on the negotiation and drafting of a variety of commercial agreements, financing arrangements, corporate reorganizations, property leases, securities, employment and privacy-related issues and purchase and sale transactions.

In particular, Kelly advises credit unions in all aspects of their businesses, including regulatory compliance and privacy matters. She has a special interest in the evolving Fintech sector in Canada and the potential applications of decentralized blockchain technology.

As well, she has experience advising mining and exploration companies on all aspects of domestic and international resource property transactions, including option and earn-in agreements, joint venture agreements, royalty agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Kelly has been with EKB since 2004, when she first started as a summer articled student at the firm. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Kelly obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours Program) in geological sciences and worked in the mining industry in both geological and corporate communication capacities.

* Practicing through a Professional Law Corporation


  • Certificate – “Blockchain Law, Regulation and Policy”, University of Nicosia and the Institute for the Future (2019)
  • Certificate – “The Osgoode Certificate in Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law”, Osgoode Hall Law School (2019)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours Program) (Geological Sciences), University of British Columbia (1998)
  • LLB, University of British Columbia (2005)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (2006)
  • Represents privately owned companies in all aspects of their businesses including financing arrangements, shareholder agreements, corporate reorganizations, technology licensing agreements and purchase and sale of assets and land
  • Represents companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange in private placement, securities regulatory compliance and continuous disclosure matters
  • Represents mining companies with respect to mineral resource property transactions in Canada, Latin America and Africa
  • Represents landlords and tenants in negotiating and settling leases for office, retail and industrial properties