Samuel Brown is a property projects and investments lawyer, focusing on real estate and infrastructure transactions, developments and investment funds. Sam’s particular expertise includes acquisitions and disposals of development and built form assets, project and development agreements, title structuring and subdivisions, transaction and investment structuring, management agreements and complex leasing.
Samuel is a commercially minded lawyer who believes in taking the initiative, being responsive and adopting an astute, solutions based approach. He communicates in a clear and straightforward manner to attain successful outcomes. He is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 with clients noting his "commerciality and responsiveness" and in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 clients described him as "an exceptionally talented real estate transactions lawyer.“ Samuel was also awarded Real Estate Partner of the Year, at the 2020 Lawyers Weekly Partner awards.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Samuel led the finance and commercial property team at a boutique firm in Sydney.
- Best Lawyers in Australia, listed in Leasing Law and Real Property Law (2023)
- Legal 500 Asia Pacific, recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Real Estate (2021 – present)
- Lawyers Weekly, finalist in the Partner of the Year Awards for Real Estate (2021 and 2022)
- Lawyers Weekly, finalist in the Team of the Year Awards for Property (2021)
- Australasian Law Awards, Excellence Awardee (2021)
- Lawyers Weekly, recognised as Partner of the Year for Real Estate (2020)
- Chambers Asia Pacific, ranked individual in Real Estate - Australia (2019 – present)
- Chambers Asia-Pacific, ranked team for Real Estate - Australia Band 5 (2019 – present)
- Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, recognised for Real Estate (Team) Tier 4 (2020 – present), Tier 5 (2019)
Samuel is a member of the organizing committee for the annual LAWSKI conference Thredbo, NSW, a not-for-profit event for the profession that also seeks to raise funds for charitable purposes.
In 2013, Samuel travelled to Kenya to co-present with the Kenyan Capital Markets Authority and a major Kenyan law firm to investment banks and developers on REIT regulations that were proposed for Kenya, modelled on Australian law.