Amanda focuses her practice on real estate finance and represents various lenders, private equity firms, hedge funds, developers, investors, loan servicers, and operators in transactions involving loan origination, financing, securitization and loan servicing. She also advises owners and developers in connection with their acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate projects. Amanda has experience representing some of the largest institutional investors in connection with their investment in real estate projects and companies, including structuring highly complex structured real estate financing transactions.
Amanda's previous experience includes representing lenders in large loan originations, mezzanine financing and CMBS securitization, as well as litigation experience at a large New York law firm in the areas of securities class actions and corporate litigation. She also has prior experience working as a trader on the NYSE for a proprietary trading firm and as an associate at a large investment bank.
Her commitment to the legal community extends to providing pro bono legal services. Among others, Amanda has represented a client facing the death penalty in a case that was ultimately heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has also represented a minor who was expelled from kindergarten which resulted in the passage of AB 420 in California. Amanda is also active in the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mock Trial Program, in which she has volunteered as a coach to a San Francisco high school mock trial team since 2012.