The Jones Street townhouses. Number 20 has the purple door.


As small-firm columnist Valerie Katz previously discussed, some partners at small law firms are worth big bucks. The only practicing lawyer in the Forbes 400 is a small-firm attorney, in fact.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some partners at small firms have big and beautiful wives homes. The New York Times recently featured one such lawyerly lair: a magnificent townhouse in Manhattan’s coveted West Village neighborhood, now on the market for almost $7.5 million.

The owner of this house once worked at a large law firm and is now a partner in a small law firm. Which firms?

Find out — and ogle photos of the palatial spread — after the jump.

What’s newsworthy about the townhouse at 20 Jones Street is that it’s on the market at the same time as the neighboring townhouse, at 18 Jones Street — meaning that the two houses can be purchased together and combined into one mega-mansion. The New York Times reports:

It is highly unusual in the West Village, even more so on a street only one block long, to see two neighboring town houses go on the market at the same time.

They are at Nos. 18 and 20 Jones Street, which is not to be — but often is — confused with Great Jones Street. If bought together and combined, the two Greek Revival-style houses would make up a single 42-foot-wide town house with 6,800 square feet of space.

They are listed with Vickey Barron of CORE for $16.5 million, but the catch is that the owners of 18 Jones will sell only if a buyer goes for both, whereas 20 Jones is being listed separately for $7.495 million.

Gus Samios

The owners of 20 Jones Street are Jacinta Orlando, who works in film (apparently for the Weinstein brothers), and her husband, Gus D. Samios. Orlando and Samios told the Times that they’re moving to the West Coast for her career.

And what about his career? Gus Samios is a partner at the banking-law boutique of Levi Lubarsky & Feigenbaum. Before joining LLF, he had his own law firm, Bennett & Samios, and before that he was an associate at Paul Weiss. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served on the law review.

Nice résumé. Now let’s learn about Samios’s even nicer abode….


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