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Samantha Hechler


Samantha Hechler represents clients in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, development, financing and leasing transactions.

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. 
  • 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.
  • Ogden Cap Properties, LLC in connection with the refinancing of the US$50 million term loan made by The Bank of New York Mellon and 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 10016.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Lenders in the financing of multifamily properties through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac products, with an emphasis on affordable housing.

    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)