Samuel M. Spiritos

Attorney in McLean, VA
A pragmatic, efficient and client-oriented attorney and a nationally recognized transactional real estate attorney, Sam Spiritos is a leader in the Real Estate Department and Managing Shareholder of the firm.

Mr. Spiritos' practice consists of commercial and multiple-lot residential real estate transactions. Mr. Spiritos has successfully structured, negotiated, documented and closed all types of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and refinancing of large mixed-use projects, retail projects, shopping centers, multi-story office buildings, multi-family residential complexes, hotel and recreational complexes, including real estate and loan portfolio acquisitions. His involvement commences with the due diligence, the negotiation of the purchase contract, preparation of development agreements and cross easement agreements, and continues through the construction, development/redevelopment, architectural and engineering process, the leasing process and the financing process, including the loan application, review and modification of the loan commitment letter, preparation and review of the final loan documentation, and concludes with the closing of the transaction, including analysis of issues relating to the issuance of title insurance.

Mr. Spiritos' finance practice consists of commercial loan transactions, particularly acquisitions and development financings, asset based lending, health care financings, construction and permanent loans, retail, office and hotel development and financing, and workouts.

In addition to being Managing Shareholder of the Firm, Mr. Spiritos also is Chairman of the Firm's Hospitality Practice Group, and is involved in all aspects of hospitality law, including deal structuring, purchase and sale contracts, franchise agreements, management agreements, financings (representing creditors and owners), joint ventures, construction and development. Mr. Spiritos is an active member of the American Bar Association Hospitality Committee; and he has spoken nationally on hospitality related issues, including the ALIS Hotel Conference (Negotiating Hotel Acquisition Agreements) and The Lodging Conference (Negotiating Franchise Agreements).

•Eight Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to 2013 Best Lawyers List
•Twenty-three Shulman Rogers Attorneys Recognized in The American Lawyer's Top Rated Lawyers Series
•Shulman Rogers Has Eight Attorneys Named to the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition Listing for Washington, D.C.
•Sixteen Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to the 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Listing

•Negotiating Hotel Acquisition Agreements, ALIS Hotel Conference
•The Lodging Conference, Negotiating Franchise Agreements

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • Condominium and Homeowner's Associations
  • Construction Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Distressed Assets
  • Financing
  • Foreclosure
  • Hospitality Law


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1988, New York
1989, District of Columbia
1990, Virginia
1993, Maryland

Law School Attended

University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
Class of 1987
cum laude, Buffalo Law Review, Senior Editor, 1986 - 1987

University Attended

The Wharton School of Management of the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1984

State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1988

Birth Information

Born in 1962
New York, N.Y., January 29, 1962

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association, Member, Hospitality Committee
•Best Buddies Maryland, D.C. Metro Advisory Board Membe... More

Contact Information


(301) 230-5236


(301) 230-2891


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Office Information
Samuel M. Spiritos
 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 200,
McLean, VA 22102

Maintains an office in multiple locations

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. (McLean, Virginia)

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