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Greenwoods GRM

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Samantha East

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Greenwoods GRM

Work Department

Commercial Property




Sam brings a strong commercial aptitude linked with technical skill and in-depth understanding of a clients’ business and needs.

Sam acts on all aspects of commercial real estate, including landlord and tenant, acquisitions and sales, development and option arrangements. She continues to act in relation to a strategically important option agreement and as part of the corporate support team in relation to a listing on AIM.

Sam has a solid background of experience in existing and new build residential, commercial and mixed developments, and is a specialist in the provision of development and investment funding by financial institutions to the real estate industry having spent a number of years within specialist real estate finance teams.

East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Greenwoods GRM has corporate finance specialists in both Cambridge and Peterborough who advise numerous borrowers, commercial banks and other lenders on acquisition finance and real estate finance, while the litigation team handles financial services disputes. Alastair Gunn leads the practice and calls upon litigators Huw Wallis and associate Jamie McConnell , head of commercial property Karin Horsley and associate Samantha East. Among the firm's highlights are contentious matters including McConnell's work for a currency trader in a dispute with an international banking group, and financing matters including the arrangement of a £400,000 loan on behalf of the lender to fund a share acquisition.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Peterborough

Within: Commercial property: Peterborough

For some clients, Greenwoods GRM is 'the go-to firm for commercial property work in the wider Peterborough region; it has a wide and capable talent pool operating effectively and proactively'. 'A particular strength is the ability to work as part of a professional team across disciplines, genuinely working with other professionals, to the benefit of the client', remarks one client. Directors Stephen Illingworth (who is 'approachable, knowledgeable and very insightful with considerable experience, having advised on many high-profile schemes') and Karin Horsley (who has 'a strong track record of involvement in high-value work') are highly recommended. Associate Katrina Bretten and solicitor Emily Pumfrey recently advised St John Ambulance on property sales, lease surrenders and leasehold matters for a £5m portfolio. Clients also recommend associate Samantha East  and senior solicitor Kirstie Goulder, who has niche expertise in the emerging area of property guardianship, as part of a 'high-quality and well-rounded practice'.

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