Sabina Shapiro focuses her practice on general real estate law and has extensive experience representing buyers, sellers and borrowers in acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, and financing of commercial, retail and multifamily projects.


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2002

Stanford University, B.A., 1999, with honors




  • Representation of borrower in a significant capital loan ($300+ million) related to the office component of an extensive multi-use development.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of $55 million student housing facility in Tampa, Florida, and related $35 million Fannie Mae financing.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of $47 million apartment complex in Tacoma, Washington, and related acquisition/rehabilitation financing.
  • Representation of seller of $13 million office building in Bellevue, Washington.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of $15 million apartment project in Lynnwood, Washington, and related assumption of $9 million Freddie Mac loan.
  • Representation of a joint venture partner in $75 million sale of its partnership interests in a national affordable housing portfolio of more than 30 properties throughout the U.S.
  • Representation of purchaser in land acquisition, joint venture, and construction financing for development of apartment project in Sammamish, Washington.
  • Representation of East Coast-based purchaser of $500 million affordable housing portfolio in the southeastern U. S.
  • Representation of borrowers as local Washington counsel in connection with multiple Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans and loan assumptions.


Insights & Presentations

  • “How borrowers can navigate loan defeasance transactions” (co-author), Daily Journal of Commerce, September 6, 2022


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (Real Estate), 2023
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law), 2023
  • Listed among Rising Stars in Washington Super Lawyers ®, 2010–2011



  • Washington Women Lawyers, Member
  • University of Washington School of Law Leadership Council, Former Member


  • Laurelhurst Elementary PTA, Former Co-President
  • CREW Seattle & Sound, Member


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