Samantha J. Ghanayem

  • Associate Attorney
Samantha is a life-long Florida resident, born and raised in Jacksonville. She was exposed to business from a young age while growing up in her family diner. Samantha graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After college, she was an investment analyst and equity trader with Merrill Lynch. She then continued her education at Florida Coastal School of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 2015. While in law school, Samantha interned with a tax firm and the office of the Public Defender in the 4th Judicial Circuit. After her graduation from law school, she worked in Jacksonville, with the law firm of J. Riley Williams, PLC. It was here that she found her passion for real estate law. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2018


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: With High Pro -Bono Honors
  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
    • B.B.A. - 2010
    • Major: Business Management

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Florida State Bar Business Law Section, Member
  • Florida State Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • J. Riley Williams, PLC, Associate, 2015 to 2017
  • Merrill Lynch, Investment Analyst, 2010 to 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Office of the Public Defender, 4th Judicial Circuit, 2013 to 2014