Samantha Wallack

Biography

VICE CHAIR, REAL ESTATE PRACTICE GROUP

Samantha Wallack concentrates her practice in the area of real estate. She counsels a diverse clientele, including private equity funds, developers, private REITs, insurance companies and realty advisers, with respect to:

  • sales and acquisitions
  • joint venture agreements and equity investments
  • financings
  • workouts and restructuring
  • leasing

Experience

  • A real estate investment company, in the purchase of a multifamily portfolio of properties located in 17 states and the associated joint venture agreement and portfolio financing.
  • A real estate investment and management services company, in the sale of its 85% interest in a publicly-traded REIT. The retail portfolio had an approximate value of $835 million and consisted of 21 shopping center properties located in seven states.
  • A public company, in the sale of a shopping mall located in Massachusetts as well as the related lease terminations and redevelopment.
  • A real estate management and development company, on the sale of a multifamily portfolio of over 3,000 units located in Texas and the Southeast. The deal involved complex defeasance issues and labor arrangements. 
  • A real estate investment company, in the purchase of a Note, the release of the accompanying liens, the closing of acquisition financing and a joint venture agreement with the company’s operating partner.
  • Tenancy-in-common, in the sale of their interest in a famous New York City office building.
  • A leading real estate investment company, in the purchase of its partner's interest in an office portfolio.
  • A leading real estate investment company, in the lease of retail space at a power center to a national retail tenant.

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Affiliations

Professional Activities

Samantha graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, where she was the Notes Editor for the Women’s Law Journal. She was also a student contributor for the Real Estate Reporter and a member of Advocates for Battered Women. Samantha was a recipient of the First Place Kukin Negotiation Competition and the H. Bert & Ruth Mack Scholarship.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, JD, cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin, BA