Sam Alavi is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Mr. Alavi’s practice focuses on a wide variety of real estate-related financing and development matters, with an emphasis on transactions involving the formation of joint ventures, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial projects, including major hotels, resorts, office buildings, and multifamily projects. His practice also includes real estate-related financing, including the representation of major banks and other institutional lenders and investors in connection with the origination and structuring of syndicated credit facilities and construction and permanent loans.
Mr. Alavi also represents clients in the Proptech space, the intersection between real estate and technology. His cutting-edge work includes advising both leading real estate companies and tech innovators on issues ranging from acquisitions, financing, investment and partnership opportunities to alternative leasing arrangements, data management and privacy concerns, and tech-enabled services. His clients range from industry giants such as Airbnb to entrepreneurial startups within the Proptech industry.
Mr. Alavi received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 2011, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable George H. King of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and was the Hale Moot Court Honors Program Champion. Prior to law school, Mr. Alavi graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is admitted to practice law in California. Mr. Alavi is a member of the Young Leaders Group of the Los Angeles Chapter of Urban Land Institute.
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