Vedder Price

Sarah S. Shaw

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group

222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7536

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Sarah S. Shaw

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group

Sarah S. Shaw is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate group.

Ms. Shaw’s practice is focused on commercial real estate transactions. She represents REITs, private equity firms, lenders and corporations in the purchase, sale, financing, construction and leasing of all types of real estate, including shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family properties and manufacturing facilities.

In 2018, Ms. Shaw was listed as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate. 

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Shaw was Associate Counsel for a national retail REIT that owned more than 200 shopping centers throughout the United States. In that role, she worked side by side with both the investment group and capital markets group by organizing and supervising due diligence compliance and negotiating and closing dispositions of excess properties and single property and portfolio loans, including the company’s line of credit facility.

Listed below are recent transactions that illustrate the diversity of Ms. Shaw’s practice:

  • Represented REIT client in the acquisition of a $48 mil. mixed use residential and retail property in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.
  • Represented REIT client in the disposition of a $23 mil. ground lease of a shopping center with national tenants located in Tallahassee, FL.
  • Represented private equity client as the subject matter expert for a stock purchase transaction by reviewing due diligence and negotiating and drafting arms’ length leases for corporate manufacturing facility in Tucson, AZ leased from related party landlord.
  • Represented private lender in documenting security instruments for a three tranche, $78 mil. loan secured by mortgages on 18 healthcare facilities located in eight different states.

The Vedder Price Real Estate group is ready to assist and look forward to being your real estate team.

Sarah S. Shaw

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1986
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1983

Sarah S. Shaw

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986

Affiliations

  • Member, Step Up – Inspiring Women to Inspire Girls
  • Firm Delegate, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
  • Member, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Real Estate Section, American Bar Association