Karen M. Sanchez

Karen M. Sanchez: Attorney with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • Partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (125 Attorneys)
  • Centre Square West, Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101
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Karen M. Sanchez concentrates her practice in financing, creditors' rights, lender liability, real estate development and corporate matters.

Ms. Sanchez represents financial institutions and borrowers in complex front-end commercial transactions in both real estate and asset-based lending, as well as restructuring and workouts. She also represents purchasers and sellers in real estate acquisitions, development and sales. Additionally, Ms. Sanchez assists clients in general corporate matters, including corporate governance issues, entity selection and contract negotiations.

Ms. Sanchez was elected to be the Montgomery County Controller in January 2016 after a resounding victory in her first bid for public office. She is honored to be selected by the people and eager to serve as the County's financial watchdog.

Ms. Sanchez is a Senior Hearing Committee Member for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and has been consistently recognized for her pro bono work representing children as a Child Advocate with the Support Center for Child Advocates.

Ms. Sanchez is involved in Obermayer's women's marketing initiative, where she focuses on promoting women in business and leadership positions. She is also a frequent lecturer on lender liability issues, specifically on-site presentations for clients.

Honors & Awards

•Selected to The Legal Intelligencer's “2016 Top Women in Law”
•Named Pennsylvania Lawyer on the Fast Track 2013 by the Legal Intelligencer
•Selected to Pennsylvania's Rising Stars 2007, 2013, 2014
•Awarded enrollment in the Pro Bono Roll of Honor by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania as an attorney whose work has been recognized by the judiciary as exemplary for her pro bono work representing children with the Support Center for Child Advocates, 2006 to 2016.

Related Firm News

•Karen Sanchez Recognized by First Judicial District for her Pro Bono Representation
•Karen Sanchez Selected to 2016 Top Women in Law
•Democrats to leave no office unchallenged in 2015 election
•Firm Announces New Partners
•Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
•Karen Sanchez Elected to CORA Board
•Karen Sanchez Recognized by First Judicial District for her Pro Bono Representation
•Karen Sanchez Named to Legal Intelligencer's Lawyers on the Fast Track
•Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
•David Nasatir Returns to Obermayer Bringing Group from Thorp Reed

Related Presentations

•Frequent presenter on Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law and Lender Liability Issues.
• Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers in Pennsylvania, 2006.
• Recognizing The Blind Spots in The World of Partnerships, LLPs, LLLPs and LLCs in Pennsylvania, 2005.

Related Newsletters & Law Alerts

•Real Estate Tax Liens Attach to Persons, Not Just Property

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Banking
  • Business & Finance
  • Lender Liability and Workout
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215-665-3297  Phone
215-665-3165  Fax
University Attended:
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., with honors, 2000; Fox School of Business at Temple University, M.B.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2004
Year of First admission:
Pennsylvania; New Jersey; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional & Civic Activities

•Senior Hearing Committee Member, The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
•Support Center for Child Advocates
•Board Member, Counseling or Referral Assistance (CORA)
•Board Member, Briar Bush Nature Center
•Risk Management Association
•Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network of Philadelphia
•Montgomery County Controller


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia, PA
    Centre Square West , Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
    Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101

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