News Releases
July 25, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Sarah M. Armendariz as associate to the firm’s nationally recognized Financial Services Department. Armendariz focuses on real estate finance law with an emphasis on matters related to commercial real estate transactions.

“Polsinelli Shughart has become a major coast-to-coast firm through recruitment of experienced legal counsel who can serve our lending clients’ needs on a national basis,” said Maribeth S. McMahon, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance Practice Group. “Sarah’s experience will complement our existing team and be of great value to our clients. We are pleased she is on our team.”

With offices stretching from coast to coast and highly experienced attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart represents clients in regional and national financing transactions. More than 90 attorneys practice in the Financial Services Department.

Armendariz has represented clients on a wide variety of real estate matters, including transactions related to partial releases, easements, loan extensions, loan modifications, foreclosures, leasing issues, purchase and sale agreements, and title review.

“I was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart by the opportunities provided by the firm’s reputation, broad client base and the opportunity to be involved with its national lending clients,” Armendariz said. “I also was impressed with the firm’s cooperative work environment where young lawyers receive excellent support and growth opportunities.”

Armendariz earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2010. Prior to her decision to become a lawyer, she received two undergraduate degrees. While attending Indiana University, Armendariz earned a B.A. in Classical Civilizations and studied psychology earning a second degree. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Women Lawyers and the Bars of Kansas, Missouri and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. When she is not serving clients, Armendariz is involved in the community providing pro bono assistance to the Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. An animal lover, Armendariz also volunteers with Wayside Waifs.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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