SAMUEL L. PAPPAS
With over 30 years of experience in the areas of banking, commercial finance, and commercial real estate transactions, Samuel L. Pappas chairs our Banking + Finance practice group. He has experience representing various lenders and other institutional clients. Sam has practiced in various law firms and was also an in-house transactional attorney for several banks and financial services companies, including Parkway Bank & Trust Company, Transamerica Finance Corporation, Bank One (JP Morgan Chase Bank), and The Asahi Bank, Ltd. (a Japanese bank).
Throughout his career, Sam has worked extensively on secured and unsecured credit facilities, including bridge and mezzanine loans, construction loans, syndications, large loan securitizations, as well as equity investment transactions. He has handled transactions involving virtually every type of real estate, including office facilities, industrial facilities, shopping centers, hotels, and apartment complexes. He is also experienced in the areas of commercial leasing, real estate purchases, sales, and workout activities.
Sam also provides legal services to entrepreneurs, middle market companies, and private enterprises.
Banking and Bank Regulation
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Structured and Mezzanine Finance
Restructurings and Workouts
Supreme Court of Illinois | 1989
State Bar of Texas | 2016
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri | J.D. | 1989
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, College of Arts and Sciences B.A. | 1986
Major: Political Science
President of Pi Sigma Alpha (a national honor society for political science majors).
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Corporate Growth
Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
Chase Alumni Association