Cole Schotz P.C.



Samantha B. Epstein
New York Office
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019
T: 646-563-8928 / C: 516-526-3127 / F: 646-563-7928
Legal Practice Assistant: Donna Richardson
T: 201-489-3000 ext. 3005


Samantha Epstein is an associate in the Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions Department and is based in the firm’s New York Office. Her practice also extends to the firm’s Real Estate Finance Practice and Cannabis Law Group. Samantha has broad experience representing clients in merger and acquisition transactions, private placements, debt and equity financing, joint ventures, entity formation, corporate governance and general business matters. Samantha brings to each matter the same tenacity, diligence and focus required of her on the softball field as a former NCAA collegiate athlete.

Samantha has played an active role as a member of the deal team in the following matters:

  • Corporate representation of Savanna Real Estate Fund in connection with $126 million mortgage and mezzanine financing made by Barclays Bank for the acquisition and development of office tower located in Midtown Manhattan
  • Corporate representation of Savanna Real Estate Fund in connection with $71 million senior and mezzanine financing for the construction and development of two contiguous office buildings with retail component, located on the lower West Side of Manhattan
  • Corporate representation of real estate client in connection with a complex $330 million credit facility, comprised of mortgage and mezzanine facilities, involving the refinancing of a portfolio of 49 assets across 17 states
  • Corporate representation of Cove Property Group, in association with an institutional partner, on a $479 million senior and mezzanine construction financing from Apollo Global Management in connection with the redevelopment of the “Hudson Commons” property located in Manhattan
  • Delos Capital’s majority investment in US Fitness and follow-on syndication of a portion of its equity interest to HRS Management
  • Merger of B. Riley Financial and GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
  • Corporate representation of real estate client in its $17 million acquisition and financing of a 2.73 acre, Opportunity Zone Program eligible site in Jersey City, NJ
  • Representing investors with respect to a private placement of capital for investment in the acquisition of interests in cannabis companies
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in its acquisition of one of the largest regional accounting firms in Washington D.C.
  • Corporate representation of Mcsam Hotel Group in connection with $38 million in construction, project and mezzanine leasehold financing obtained from Madison Realty Capital with respect to the development of a 320-key Radisson Hotel located in Times Square

Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Samantha was an associate in the Corporate/Securities Practice Group of one of Long Island’s largest regional law firms.

New York Metro Super Lawyers has recognized Samantha as a “Rising Star” since 2017. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

Samantha earned her J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. from Wesleyan University, where she was a four-year starter and Captain of the Wesleyan University Women’s Softball team. Samantha also represented the United States at the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, where she helped the Team USA Women’s Softball earn a gold medal.


Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., 2015Wesleyan University, B.A. in Psychology, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

New York, 2016New Jersey, 2015



Wake Up Call: Cole Schotz represented property management company Dino & Sons Realty Corp.

As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business January 9, 2020

Cove lands $750M loan for Hudson Commons

As published in: Real Estate Weekly December 4, 2019

Gibson Dunn, Cole Schotz Steer $155M NYC Tri-Borough Loan

As published in: Law360 November 7, 2019

Port Carteret bought out in midst of waterfront redevelopment

As published in: My Central Jersey December 7, 2018

Cole Schotz Guides V. Paulius' $90M NJ Port Deal

As published in: Law360 December 4, 2018

Onyx/PCCP Joint Venture Acquires Lehigh Valley's Westgate Mall

As published in: GlobeSt October 26, 2018

Mcsam secures $76M funding for new NoMad hotel

As published in: Real Estate Weekly October 24, 2018

SELLING POINTS: Jersey City chemical plant gets new life

As published in: Real Estate Weekly August 29, 2018

Jersey City property sells for $17M; apartments planned

As published in: ROI NJ August 29, 2018



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