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Samantha Wallack

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Blank Rome LLP

Represented a private equity firm in the $5.1-billion acquisition of an affordable housing portfolio

Led a team in representing a buyer in financing a $71-million multifamily property in Brooklyn

Samantha Wallack, partner at Blank Rome LLP, is co-chair of the firm’s national real estate practice group and the group’s first female leader. She is a trusted adviser to a diverse clientele, including private equity funds, developers, private REITs, family businesses, insurance companies and realty advisers, concerning sales and acquisitions, joint venture agreements and equity investments, financings, portfolio transactions, workouts and restructuring and leasing. Her practice involves all asset classes and types of real estate including industrial, multifamily, mixed-use, retail and office.

Wallack’s most prominent, recent matters include representing a private equity firm in connection with a $5.1-billion acquisition of a global financial corporation’s affordable housing portfolio. She also led a Blank Rome team in guiding a privately held real estate developer through successfully acquiring and financing a 95-unit multifamily property in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for $71.02 million.

She is one of the founding partners of Blank Rome’s Women Who Lead and is deeply involved with her clients’ all-women affinity groups. She is a member of the New Member Committee for WX – New York Women Executives in Real Estate. Wallack is also involved with pro bono work for organizations, including 866-Our-Vote, NYAGRA and Reproductive Health Legal Assistance Program run by Lawyers for Good Government. She is also active with Friends of the Children of New York, Best Friends of New York and Soul of Satos Rescue.

Wallack is listed in The Legal 500 U.S. New York Business Journal named her a Woman of Influence.

She earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Samantha Wallack with Connect CRE’s 2023 New York & Tri-State Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.

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