Sam is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sam’s practice focuses on business transactions in the real estate industry, including joint ventures, acquisitions and sales as well as financing, development and management of real estate assets. He advises real estate private equity sponsors, publicly traded investment firms, REITs and sovereign and other non-U.S. investors among various asset classes, including, multifamily and single family residential, industrial, office, hospitality and opportunity zones. He also counsels clients with respect to general corporate and governance matters. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Associate Board of Reading Partners New York.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, 2018–2021 Private Equity Real Estate hosted by various law schools, including Fordham University School of Law, Columbia Law School and The George Washington University Law School.

Presenter, Loan Acquisitions and Related Topics, December 2020.

Panelist, 2020 Real Estate Roundtable hosted by the Real Estate Society of Brooklyn Law School, October 2020.

Memberships & Affiliations

Associates Committee Member, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Associate Board Vice Chair, Reading Partners New York

Remote Career Advisor, Brooklyn Law School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • Brooklyn Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2017

    Dean’s List, 2015–2017

    Gwen J. Greenberg Prize

    Professor Roberta S. Karmel Prize

    Carswell Scholar

    CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, Securities Regulation, Legal Writing)

    Symposium Editor, Brooklyn Law Review

  • University of MarylandB.A., English Language and Literature2014

    Dean’s List, 2011–2014