Sarah Zach
PEOPLE

Sarah Zach

Partner
zach.sarah@dorsey.com

Overview

SARAH PARTNERS WITH COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OWNERS, OPERATORS, DEVELOPERS AND USERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS IN TRANSACTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PROVIDING PRACTICAL INSIGHT, VALUED EXPERTISE AND DILIGENT REPRESENTATION IN PURCHASE AND SALE, LEASING, DEVELOPMENT AND LENDING TRANSACTIONS.
Sarah enjoys collaborating with her clients on every aspect of their real estate projects. She brings to each deal a responsive, flexible and attentive style that supports smooth transactions from concept to closing.

Education & Admissions

Hamline University School of Law (J.D., 2010), Graduated summa cum laude; Dean’s List Fall 2007-Spring 2010; CALI Award Corporations, Bankruptcy, Legal Research & Writing; Best Oralist of 1L Class

University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.A., 2007), Dean’s List Fall 2003 – Spring 2007

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Advising real estate owner/operator with respect to purchase, financing and sale matters pertaining to nationwide office portfolio.
  • Representing a national developer in a parcel assemblage and development matters for a three-phase industrial project located in Illinois, including negotiation of purchase agreements, end-user lease and purchase agreement, construction loan documents, joint venture and development agreements.
  • Facilitating a Twin Cities suburban mixed-use development for a local developer by securing municipal approvals, managing environmental issues, negotiating municipal redevelopment agreement, advising client regarding vertical subdivision and project easement and operating agreements.
  • Representing a multi-family owner/operator in the disposition of multiple $50 Million+ portfolio dispositions, and the acquisition of a series of $75 Million+ Class A multi-family projects in the Midwest.
  • Leading a Dorsey team to develop a stream-lined, fixed fee transaction process facilitating the disposition of more than 130 retail properties across the United States.
  • Successfully securing more than $500 Million in mortgage financing across 12 closings for a Chicago area multi-family and mixed use project owner/operator.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Accolades

     North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2020

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Just Deeds Team), 2021
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Rebuilding Our Community Webinar Series), 2021
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2022
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Women’s Edition, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014 – 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, 2016
  • Minnesota Lawyer, Up & Coming Attorney, 2014
Sarah Zach