Overview

Amanda practices in the area of commercial real estate finance, specializing in representing different types of lenders, including national and regional banks, insurance companies and private lenders, in connection with real estate financing transactions.  Amanda has experience with a wide variety of real estate finance transactions, including acquisition and development loans, bridge loans, construction loans and mezzanine loans, and a broad range of product types, including commercial, multi-family, hotel and retail projects.  She also has experience with loan assumptions and loan modifications.  Throughout the course of a transaction, Amanda drafts and negotiates loan documents, analyzes diligence materials and coordinates transaction logistics and closings.

While at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Amanda held the position of Chief Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review and was selected as a Lawyering Skills Writing Advisor.  Additionally, she served as a Research Assistant for UCLA School of Law and for Duke University Department of Psychology and was an intern with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Experience

  • Assisted in representation of a lender in connection with a $220 million loan secured by an office building in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

  • Assisted in representation of mezzanine lender in connection with mezzanine loans throughout the United States.

  • Assisted in representation of an insurance company in connection with a $371 million loan secured by an office building in San Francisco, California.

  • Assisted in representation of a lender in connection with the assumption of a $150 million loan secured by a hotel in Orange County, California.

  • Assisted in representation of a national bank in connection with the modification of a $345 million portfolio loan.

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Awards & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2020, 2022

Super Lawyers' Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, 2020

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2012

B.A., Duke University, 2009, cum laude

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