Shamsia Sheehan understands the complexities of real estate finance. A member of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, she focuses her practice primarily on representing national, regional and local clients in a variety of real estate transactions including the acquisition and disposition of commercial projects including office, industrial and retail projects, representation of retail , tenants and real estate developers in shopping center acquisitions, dispositions, sales, leasing and development. Her practice also focuses on matters relating to a variety debt origination and traditional financing arrangements which are structured for securitization in the CMBS market, common (TIC) ownership, 1031s, and multi-borrower and multi-property structures.
Representing banks, live companies and institutional lenders, Shamsia’s practical experience includes a broad range of loan transactions, including the origination and sale of commercial loans intended for securitization secured by real estate in multi-family hospitality, industrial/warehouse, retail, office and mixed-use properties. Shamsia also advises clients throughout Texas on real estate title, survey and zoning matters, cash management and deposit account arrangements, special purpose entity structures and bankruptcy remote requirements, property insurance matters, security interests in various types of UCC collateral, legal opinions, and other general legal and contractual matters inherent to securitized loans.
After earning her Juris Doctor from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law in 2010, Shamsia worked at one of the world’s leading investment management firms in NYC, where she gained experience in a wide array of matters, including real estate investment funds, hedge funds, and mutual funds. She subsequently joined the Real Estate Finance Practice Group of a national corporate law firm in Dallas.
- Certified Mediator
- CMBS loan servicing
- Represents institutional lenders in a broad range of loan transactions, including the origination and sale of commercial loans intended for securitization (i.e., CMBS loans) secured by real estate in all major asset classes, including multi-family hospitality, industrial/warehouse, retail, office and mixed-use properties
- Advises clients on entity formation and organizational structures
- Agency lending and servicing
- Represents special and sub-servicers in connection with foreclosures, work-outs, loan assumptions and modifications
- Securitized transactions
- American Bar Association
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)