Samuel S. Chang

Samuel S. Chang

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602.748.2604 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mr. Chang is the Chair of the firm's Hiring Committee and is a partner in the Business Transactions practice group. He focuses his practice on real estate debt and equity financing, real estate sales and acquisitions, and loan transactions.

In his real estate practice, Sam regularly represents developers, universities, real estate investment firms, institutional equity investors and healthcare institutions in all types of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing, operation and financing of multi-family residential complexes, office buildings, student housing projects, senior housing projects, retail centers, industrial facilities and mixed-use projects. Sam has considerable experience representing companies in real estate acquisitions and sales all over the United States.

In his lending practice, Sam represents a variety of banking institutions in complex lending transactions. Sam has extensive experience in helping lending clients with real estate acquisition financings, construction loans, asset-based and other collateralized financings, loan modifications and refinancings, trustee’s sales, loan workouts and deeds in lieu of foreclosures involving multi-family, office, retail, industrial and hotel properties.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Foundation for Senior Living, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Arizona State Bar, Co-Chair, 2016 State Bar Convention
  • Scottsdale Leadership, Class XXVI Member
  • Bar Leadership Institute, 2009-2010 Class Member
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • The Welcome to America Project, Former Board Member
  • Marshall Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Tu Nidito, Former Board Member
  • Arizona Students' Association, Former Board Member and Lobbyist
  • The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Program, Former Volunteer

Representative Matters

  • Represented large university with respect to acquisition, development, operations and leasing in connection with several student housing projects
  • Represented large hospital client with complex real property issues associated with the client’s acquisition of a university related hospital network in Tucson, Arizona
  • Represented institutional investor with multi-million dollar senior housing projects across the United States
  • Represented large non-profit in all aspects of real estate transactions
  • Represented one of the largest land acquisition companies in North America with its acquisitions and development of numerous projects in Arizona, Texas and Florida
  • Assisted client in connection with the conversion of its multi-billion dollar real state fund
  • Represented lenders in connection with numerous multi-million dollar loan transactions
  • Represented national self-storage client in acquisitions and development of facilities across the United States
  • Represented national insurance company in numerous equity financed joint venture transactions in connection with the acquisition, development, operation and financing of multifamily residential complexes, mixed use centers, office buildings and industrial facilities throughout the United States
  • Represented institutional investor in connection with over $75,000,000 in 1031 exchange transactions
  • Represented the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee in obtaining the required zoning for signage
  • Represented institutional lender in an $11,000,000 construction loan for a Hilton hotel in Chandler, Arizona, a $9,000,000 construction loan for a Marriott hotel in Chandler, Arizona and a $12,000,000 Residence Inn hotel in Denver, Colorado 



  • AZ Big Media - "20 Young Business Leaders to Watch", 2020
  • Lawyers of Color - Nation's Best List - Southwest Region, 2019
  • Phoenix Business Journal - “40 Under 40” 2015 Recipient
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating
  • Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars - 2019, 2017, 2016, 2013, and 2012 editions in the category of Real Estate
  • Dean’s Recognition Award - The University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law - Awarded to only two graduating law students each year
  • Robert L. Nugent Outstanding Graduating Senior Award - The University of Arizona - Awarded to only two graduating students each year

Other Info


J.D., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2006
B.S., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 2003, Marketing

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