Sam Pappas joined Enterprise Law Group in January 2010. His background spans multiple practice areas including banking and bank regulation, commercial finance and real estate transactions, as well as restructuring and workout activities.
Prior to joining Enterprise Law Group, Mr. Pappas was involved in a wide variety of legal matters including a sale/leaseback transaction involving a large telecom company, a reorganization of an international chemical company and related litigation, and representation of a large captive finance company.
Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Pappas served as Vice President & Attorney for Parkway Bank & Trust Company where he represented the bank on a wide variety of legal matters including transactional and regulatory matters. Prior to this, Mr. Pappas served as Senior Attorney for Transamerica Finance Corporation between 1999 and 2000 where he provided extensive legal support for its commercial Real Estate, Structured Finance and Mezzanine subsidiaries. He also served as a Staff Attorney at Katten Muchin Zavis law firm between 1998 and 1999 where he represented large institutional clients in various types of commercial real estate and financial transactions involving industrial facilities, major shopping centers, and small and medium size retail/office facilities.
Between 1993 and 1997, Mr. Pappas served as Assistant Vice President for Bank One (Illinois) where he documented and closed complex commercial and consumer loans for the entire bank. Prior to that, he served as a legal officer for The Asahi Bank, Ltd. between 1990 and 1993 where he handled various Fortune 500 corporate accounts and real estate restructurings.
Samuel received his J.D. degree in 1989 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he served as President of Pi Sigma Alpha (a national honor society for political science majors).