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Sam Alavi

Partner, Real Estate Department
Los Angeles
515 South Flower Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Fax: 1(213) 996-3302


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 is recognized by Chambers USA, as a Top Real Estate Lawyer. He regularly advises some of the world's largest private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and other investment platforms on a wide variety of real estate-related transactions, including development, acquisition/disposition, finance and joint venture transactions in major markets across the U.S.

Mr. Alavi received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, 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.

Recent Representations

  • ING Capital in connection with the financing of flagship office and multifamily projects in major gateway markets across the U.S.

  • City National Bank in connection with the construction financing of a 125,000 square foot retail center in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles

  • Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo Bank, each in connection with the issuance of construction and permanent debt secured by multifamily and/or mixed-use projects

  • Qatar Investment Authorityon the acquisition of various prominent real estate assets, including major hospitality and office projects

  • The Related Companies on the financing of the flagship residential complex, The Century, in Los Angeles, California

  • citizenM Hotels in connection with the financing and development of various hotels across the U.S.

  • Funds controlled by Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the acquisition and financing of more than 20 multifamily properties across the United States

  • Funds controlled by Rialto Capital Managementon the disposition and acquisition of major office projects

Practice Areas

LIBOR Transition
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate




California Bar


USC Gould School of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.S.

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