Attorney Profiles

Since retiring from full-time practice in 2012, Sam has assisted other lawyers in the firm in commercial financings, sales, and acquisitions, such as warehouse, timberland, manufacturing, and apartments. Previously, Sam assisted clients in structuring, negotiating and closing a variety of commercial real estate transactions that regularly exceeded $100 million per year.

Sam is licensed to practice in the states of Georgia, Virginia, and Wyoming.


Counseled clients in acquisition of properties by affiliated tenants-in-common to defer tax consequences of unrelated real estate sales and in roll-up of tenant-in-common organizations to preserve tax-deferred real estate exchange benefits.

Conducted title-related due diligence work for pension fund acquisition of timberland tracts in various states throughout the Southeast.

Represented clients in acquisition, third-party management, and sale of assisted living facilities in multiple states.

Assisted clients in forming "blind pool" to purchase foreign real estate.

Advised clients acquiring, financing, and selling hotels, motels, marinas, and apartment properties throughout the Southeast.

Served as editor-in-chief for the William & Mary Law Review from 1974 to 1975.


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1975
Davidson College, B.A., 1968

Affiliations & Memberships

Atlanta Bar Association
American Bar Association
Omicron Delta Kappa
St. George Tucker Society
Big Canoe Homeowners' Association
All Saints Episcopal Church