Samii - Partner and Executive Head
Thomas Samii is a New York attorney who graduated from the
New York University School of Law in 1984. In New York Mr.
Samii was employed at the firms of Lord, Day & Lord,
the first law firm founded in New York City, and Shearman
& Sterling, one of the largest law firms in the world.
His experience at Lord, Day & Lord ranged from the preparation
of the bond and note Offering Statements through which New
York City raised over $20 billion a year, to the preparation
and negotiation of documents for the purchase and sale of
a number of medium size privately held companies. At Shearman
& Sterling, Mr. Samii specialized in real estate, corporate
and banking transactions.
Since his arrival in Prague in September of 1991, Mr. Samii has,
in addition to his work with Spectrum Realty, concluded through
First Prague Ungelt in which he is a principal, a series of ground
leases for a number of buildings in the Ungelt Courtyard Complex,
one of the most historic courtyard in Europe. These are being
renovated into one of the major mixed use facilities in Prague.
Mr. Samii's real estate experience covers a wide range of transactions.
At Shearman & Sterling, he served as the Senior Associate
for several of the largest hotel acquisitions, office leases,
real estate joint ventures, mortgages and construction transactions
for which the firm was employed.
Mr. Samii's real estate experience includes the negotiation of
a number of major leases. These included two of the most significant
leases in New York City in 1989; one for Citibank N.A. and one
for Viacom International, Inc.
Mr. Samii also negotiated a number of substantial construction
agreements, including one for the development by John Brown ENC
of a chemical plant in Texas for Enichem Elastomers, Inc.
Mr. Samii drafted and negotiated the documents for the purchase
of the London Marriott Hotel, the Munich Hotel and several other
hotels to be developed by Marriott Corporation in Europe.
Mr. Samii also represented Citibank, N.A. in the restructuring
of the debt and equity interests in the Trump Plaza Hotel.
In addition, Mr. Samii has managed or participated in a number
of real estate development, mortgage and bankruptcy transactions
involving from USD 10 million to over USD 500 million.