Alexandra Samofalova practices real estate, corporate, and business law with a strong focus on operational and compliance matters within the real estate and housing industry. Alexandra offers comprehensive legal counsel to a diverse clientele including corporations, non-profits, management companies, developers, contractors, and other real estate professionals.
Her guidance to clients covers a myriad of critical areas, ranging from compliance with various affordable housing programs, and government regulations, including HUD programs such as HUD’s Section 8 project-based rental assistance (PBRA), project-based voucher (PBV), and housing choice voucher (HCV) programs, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, as well with regulatory agreements with state and local funding sources. Her experience in corporate governance, operations, compliance, nonprofit law, disability, discrimination, title issues, leasing, housing financing, occupancy, consumer protection law, construction defects, unfair business practices, contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability, easements, and Proposition 65, as well as litigation, uniquely positions her to provide strategic compliance and preventive counseling, ensuring her clients are well-prepared to navigate potential legal challenges.
With a penchant for resolving disputes through pre-litigation channels, her proficiency in providing comprehensive legal support, securing liens, and enforcing and collecting judgments, showcases her commitment to facilitating seamless transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra advocated and litigated on behalf of numerous businesses, handling a wide array of disputes arising from various business transactions. She then focused her practice on advocating in the real estate sector and particularly for quasi-governmental associations such as Planned Developments, Homeowners Associations, and Co-Operatives, as well as both for profit and non-profit developers across the state, offering invaluable operational, transactional, and litigation guidance. Her involvement spanned all phases of development and subdivision processes, skillfully navigating the acquisition, financing, and syndication of multifaceted real estate projects fueled by diverse funding sources and facilitating the sale or lease up of final projects.
Her counseling extends to real estate professionals, escrow and title companies, and property owners and developers in navigating intricate transactional and litigation matters, involving subdivisions, purchase and sale agreements, disclosures, escrow instructions, deeds, warranties, condominium plans, property manuals and budgets, and other property-related documents.
She also served as in-house counsel and supervising attorney for a company focused on ensuring compliance with debt collection and foreclosure laws.
Alexandra’s legal journey began at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2013. During her time there, she showcased her dedication to mediation by volunteering at the Chapman Mediation Clinic. She contributed to writing for the Chapman Law Courier and actively participated in the International Law Society.
Prior to her legal studies, Alexandra honed her skills as a judicial intern at the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she meticulously analyzed court proceedings, conducted legal research, and provided consultative insights into legal programs.
She is an upstanding member of the California State Bar, Central District Court, and Central District Bankruptcy Court.
- Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, 2013 (J.D.)
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California