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Samantha Hechler


Samantha Hechler represents clients in a broad range of sophistocated commercial real estate transactions. Sam's practice includes negotiating development, acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, condominium and joint venture transactions for all asset types for various owners and operators of commerical real estate.

Areas of FocusReal Estate


Representative matters:
  • SL Green Realty Corp., New York's largest commercial property owner, in connection with the restructuring of a luxury retailer's flagship store and the redevelopment, condominiumization and sale of residential condominium units.
  • Shorenstein Properties in the purchase and financing of the 2MC North Office and the 3MC Office, retail and parking elements within MiamiCentral Station, a nine-acre mixed-use railroad station development complex in downtown Miami.
  • Champlain Hudson Power Express ("CHPE") in connection with the development of a zero-emissions converter station in Astoria, Queens, a key component to CHPE's US$6 billion renewable energy project involving the construction of a 399-mile power transmission line from the US-Canada border to the conversation in NYC which will deliver clean energy throughout the city.
  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. ("ICE"), the owner of the NY Stock Exchange, in its lease of approximately 143,000 RSF over four consecutive floors at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, a building which has and is undergoing US$120 million modernization, as well as an agreement to dovetail the early termination of ICE's existing lease with an affiliated landlord, Fisher Brothers, at Park Avenue Plaza in NYC, with the commencement of the term under the lease.
  • Ogden Cap Properties in connection with the refinancing of the US$50 million term loan made by The Bank of New York Mellon secured by the client's fee estate in the 442 residential apartment unit complex known as Windsor Court located at 135-155 East 31st Street, New York, New York.
  • Overtime Partners as fee owner of 320 W. 31st Street in connection with a 99 year ground lease to Onyx Equities, the master leaseback of the property to an affiliate of Overtime, and sublease of the same to Touro College.
  • Fosterlane Management Corporation as landlord in connection with the leasing of 750 7th Avenue, New York, New York.
  • SL Green Realty Corp. as tenant in a 99-year ground lease of 126-132 Nassau Street in its joint venture with a real estate fund managed by Meritz Alternative Investment Management, related US$125M construction financing from Bank of China for the development of a new, as-of-right, 215,000-square foot building and conveyance to Pace University of a leasehold condominium.
  • New York County Lawyer's Association in the sale of their landmark building at 14 Vesey Street and their lease of space for their relocation at Fosun's 28 Liberty Street building (formerly One Chase Manhattan Plaza)
  • SJM Partners in connection with the formation of a joint venture for the development of a self-storage facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey, including the negotiation of a ground lease for the property and the financing of the development.
  • Representing foreign investment funds in joint venture formation and acquisitions of noteworthy US building assets.
  • Representing an international purchaser in the acquisition of a US$50 landmarked residence in New York City.

    Pro Bono

    Samantha has worked with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) to represent unaccompanied children in asylum and immigration cases and with Her Justice to aid survivors of domestic violence.


    • "Prosecuting Islamic State Members for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Committed Against Yazidi Women and Girls," 25 Cardozo J. of Int'l & Comp. Law 595 (2017)