Sam is a Los Angeles based commercial real estate and business attorney with over 15 years of experience in various aspects of real estate investment, development and management, including acquisitions, financing, development, joint ventures, commercial leasing and brokerage. His broad experience covers a large range of property sectors including retail, office, industrial, mixed-use and residential. As an experienced attorney and real estate broker advisor (predominately representing buyers), Sam often acts as the communication hub for real estate transactions across the United States and internationally. Specifically, he has experience assisting foreign clients with in-bound transactions into the U.S. and U.S. based clients with out-bound transactions into India. Sam regularly works closely with client and brokerage teams and provides advice and guidance related to strategic planning, project oversight and key private and public relationships, including access to capital markets.
Sam also founded and currently manages India Global Advisors, LLC, a Southern California based business consulting and investment firm that advises companies and individuals on cross-border investment and business opportunities between the United States and India, with sector strength in Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy, Franchising, Retail, Technology, Health Care and Education.
Sam previously served as COO and General Counsel at the Black Lion Investment Group and corporate counsel at Shea Properties and the Empire Company. He also practiced at several business and real estate law firms in Southern California, and as part of KPMG’s International Tax Consulting practice.
Sam is a frequently sought-after lecturer at business and legal events and seminars in the U.S. and India, speaking on such issues as real estate transactions and trends (both in-bound to the U.S. and out-bound to India), India real estate acquisition and leasing strategies, business expansion, international law and risk management.
Sam received his LL.M. in Taxation and International / Corporate Law from the University of San Diego School of Law, his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his dual undergraduate in economics and political science from UCLA.
Sam is a mentor with Project Abhimanyu and offers guidance to (i) law students in India seeking to pursue LL.M.’s in the U.S. and (ii) lawyers, advisors and companies in India seeking legal or other counsel with inbound investments into the U.S. in the areas of Corporate / M&A, Real Estate, Financing, Infrastructure, International or Tax law or matters.
He currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two kids, who constantly inspire him. He enjoys reading, traveling, keeping fit and networking.