Sarah M. Armendariz
Areas of Focus
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Lending
, Washington University-St. Louis School of Law
Washington University Global Studies Law Review
, Executive Articles Editor; Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
, Indiana University
, Classicial Civilizations and Psychology; Hutton Honors College
Whether it be a national, regional or local commercial real estate transaction, Sarah Armendariz is there to advise lenders. As closing counsel, Sarah has closed loans secured by many types of real property, including hotels, offices, manufactured homes, multifamily residential, shopping centers and other collateral. She works with mortgage loan originators, banks and other financial institutions regarding loan origination, restructuring and servicing.
American Bar Association, 2012-2013
Young Lawyers Division
Women in the Profession Committee, Vice Chair
Association of Women Lawyers
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011-2012
Leadership Academy Participant
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
The Missouri Bar
Wayside Waifs volunteer
Successfully closed loan modification and refinancing of thirteen properties in five different states for a local lender.
Successfully closed the $28 million refinancing of office building in Queens, New York.
Successfully closed a transaction involving three office park properties with three related loans totaling $90 million.
Assisted in the successful multimillion-dollar merger of two nationally recognized financial institutions.
Publications & Presentations
Rated G for Generation X
ADVER. FED’N OF LOUISVILLE COMMUNIQUE
Co-authored with Suzi J. Hixon
Polsinelli Closes Deal Between Colony Capital and Global Net Lease REIT Gramercy Property Trust
September 13, 2016
Financial Services Attorney Sarah Armendariz Joins Polsinelli Shughart
July 25, 2012
"Be responsive and be courteous. Clients want to know that you are on top of things. Even if you cannot immediately provide a complete answer, let them know their question was heard."
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