About Samantha

Samantha DeLee is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group focusing primarily in corporate project finance.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Samantha was a transactional attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP (2016–2022); owner of Slusarczyk Law, LLC (2016); and a tax consultant for state income and franchise tax with Ryan LLC (2015–2016).

Samantha has worked with companies ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies across many transactional areas of practice, including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions in both buy- and sale-side transactions, structured finance deals with large financial institutions, restructuring in life settlement portfolios, ESG research requests, and business document drafting. She is passionate about efficiency and professionalism and enjoys working with clients to understand both short-term and long-term goals.

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  • Representation of a Fortune 100 investment bank from 2017 to 2022 in interest rate derivative swap trades (approximately 250 trades from 2021 to 2022 alone) through negotiation of Collateral Assignment Agreements.
  • Reviewed and provided analysis for more than 850 life insurance policy portfolios to a Fortune 100 client in a $15 billion life settlement portfolio sale, the largest in the life settlement market at the time.
  • Representation of an information technology solutions company that offered proprietary technology and service support for 814 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies as customers in a data migration to a cloud-based platform for more than 53,000 documents, including master services agreements, NDAs, business associate addendums, data processing addendums, order forms, and other customer documents.
  • Conducted ESG due diligence research as part of a large-cap private equity acquisition in the mining industry regarding the company’s performance in specific ESG topics, such as droughts/floods/temperature risks, corruption, coal sourcing, human rights, and labor rights for target companies in more than 25 countries.
  • Conducted ESG research for certain governance practices across 20+ peer companies, reviewing company bylaws, corporate governance guidelines, certificates of incorporation, and proxy statements for key points, including but not limited to voting thresholds, shareholder rights, proxy access, and plurality voting for directors.
  • Conducted reviews over contracts for each an educational software company and a large university in two independent ransomware attacks to provide guidance in incident and breach response obligations of the clients.
  • Performed due diligence over documents, including master service agreements, asset purchase agreements, statements of work, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, master terms and conditions, leases, and employment contracts, in various matters for mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, employment, and others.
  • Drafted deal documents for public finance deals including regulatory agreements, loan agreements, master pledge and assignment agreements, and closing documents.
  • Drafted business formation documents, operating agreements, and investor agreements for various small businesses, and negotiated settlement agreements with vendors.
  • Successfully negotiated business contracts and leases and conducted property transfers and title searches.
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