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Contact

(212) 692-5557

zsamton@dsllp.com

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Education

    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.,cum laude, 1994)
    • Connecticut College (B.A., 1990)

Practice Groups

Zachary Samton

Partner

Mr. Samton is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and the Real Estate Finance Practice Group.  Throughout his career, Mr. Samton has developed a broad based and sophisticated real estate practice with expertise in finance, acquisitions and dispositions as well as leasing, joint ventures and workouts of distressed debt for both institutional and non-institutional clients.  Mr. Samton represents lenders and borrowers in connection with the origination of mortgage loans (including securitized debt), mezzanine loans, construction loans and bridge loans.  


He has significant experience with respect to workouts and restructuring of troubled debt from both the lender and borrower side.  Mr. Samton’s practice also includes representing clients in connection with loan dispositions, debt acquisitions, participations and other secondary market transactions. 


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Samton had been General Counsel to the Brookhill Group (real estate developer and operator) and Of Counsel to DLA Piper.

Mr. Samton is admitted to practice in New York.
 

Representative Transactions:

  • $30,000,000+ mortgage loan origination secured by a portfolio of self-storage facilities.

  • $30,000,000+ mortgage loan origination secured by a ground-leased multifamily property.

  • $15,000,000+ mortgage loan origination secured by hospitality properties.

  • $55,000,000+ mezzanine loan origination secured by a portfolio of single family homes and development tracts.

  • $24,000,000+ mortgage loan origination secured by a portfolio of self-storage facilities.

Publications:

  • Co-author, “REMIC Rules and the Modification of Securitized Mortgage Loans”New York Law Journal, January 18, 2012

  • Co-author, “The Effects of Unintentional Waiver and Estoppel”New York Law Journal, September 21, 2011

  • Co-author, “Intercreditor Dis-Agreements”New York Law Journal, July 20, 2011

  • Co-author, “‘Gross-Up’ Provisions and the Newly Enacted FATCA” New York Law Journal,    May 18, 2011

  • Co-author, “Lease and Rent Assignments: Absolute or on the Rocks?” New York Law Journal, March 16, 2011

  • Co-author, “Dating Tips for Real Estate Attorneys,”New York Law Journal, January 19, 2011

  • Co-author, “Current Market Refocuses Attention on ‘SNDA’ Agreements,”

  • New York Law Journal, July 21, 2010

  • Co-author, “Loan Due Diligence: Estoppel Certificates,” New York Law Journal, May 19, 2010

  • Co-author, “The Pitfalls of Drafting Preliminary Loan Documents,”

  • New York Law Journal, March 17, 2010

  • Co-author, “In Defense of Securitization,”International Finance and Treasury, Volume 36, No. 3, February 15, 2010

  • Co-author, “In Defense of Securitization,”International Securitization and Finance Report, Volume 13, No. 3, February 15, 2010

  • Co-author, “Maintaining Lien Priority With Mortgage Modification,”New York Law Journal, January 20, 2010

  • Co-author, “Commission of ‘Waste’ Can Trap Unwary Borrower,”New York Law Journal, November 18, 2009

  • Co-author, “Bankruptcy Of A Co-Lender Or Subordinate Lender,”New York Law Journal, September 16, 2009

  • Co-author, “Beyond the Workout: Taking Control of Troubled Properties,”New York Law Journal, May 20, 2009

  • Co-author, “Mezzanine Loan Foreclosure Contains Potential Pitfalls,”New York Law Journal, January 21, 2009

  • Co-author, “The Enigma of Special Servicers,”New York Law Journal, November 19, 2008

  • Co-author, “Pre-Workout Agreements,”New York Law Journal, July 16, 2008

  • Co-author, “Guarantor Beware,”New York Law Journal, March 19, 2008

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