New York, New York
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Tianja Samuel


Tianja Samuel’s practice is real-estate based, with a particular focus on finance, representing both institutional and private lenders in the financing of commercial real estate. Ms. Samuel also handles transactional matters including acquisitions, sales and financing of commercial properties. Prior to joining Kriss & Feuerstein LLP, Ms. Samuel was an associate in the banking and financial services practice group of a Long Island based firm where she represented institutional lenders in the financing of commercial properties.

Ms. Samuel received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida International University in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. She attended St. John’s University School of Law on a full academic scholarship and graduated in the top 25% of her class with a Juris Doctor degree in 2013.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Samuel worked as a Licensed Financial Specialist with several major financial institutions where she originated and negotiated consumer loans, small business loans and various other banking products. She also held Series 6 and 63 securities licenses and used these licenses to counsel consumers on the various securities and insurance products offered by the lenders.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2013


  • Florida International University, Miami, Florida
    • B.B.A. – 2003
  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • M.B.A. – 2010
  • St. John’s University School of Law 
    • J.D. – 2013