Sara Priola


Sara Priola


Los Angeles | US Bank Tower, 633 West 5th Street, 37th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2013
+1 213 808 5726 | +1 213 808 5760

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Sara Priola focuses her practice on commercial real estate finance and investment concentrations in the origination, acquisition and disposition (including securitization and syndication) of mortgage loans, mezzanine financings and subordinate debt, post-closing modifications and purchases and sales.

Ms. Priola has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating loan and security documents, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, and stock and asset purchase agreements. She advises clients in complex real estate transactions, including CMBS, portfolio, mezzanine, time-share receivable and merchant advance lending. 

Prior to joining Dechert, she was an senior associate at an international law firm and Chief Legal Officer of a successful venture-capital backed marketplace lending platform.

  • St. John's College, B.A., 1999
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2002, Staff Member of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Pro Bono Co-Chair and Executive Board Member of the Public Interest Law Foundation University of Southern California
  • California