Sameer Upadhya
Phone: (202) 293-8200
Fax: (202) 327-5530
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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000
Emory University,
B.S., Biological Anthropology, cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Maryland Bar Association
The District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association

Practice Areas

Real Estate Finance
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
Corporate, General Business & Tax

Mr. Upadhya’s practice touches on a diverse range of practice areas within the commercial real estate arena, but he focuses his practice in representing mortgage lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions under various programs, including loans to be purchased by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (whether immediate permanent loans or funded/unfunded forward commitments), loans made under conventional loan programs, construction loans (whether taxable construction loans or tax-exempt private bond placements), mezzanine loans and short term bridge loans. In addition, Mr. Upadhya has represented investors in structuring commercial real estate investments as preferred equity investments. Mr. Upadhya has also assisted clients over the years in establishing their own proprietary loan programs from the ground up for both immediate fundings and funded forward commitments.

Mr. Upadhya has extensive experience in affordable housing transactions and the various issues facing lenders in connection therewith, including among other things, 4% and 9% LIHTC transactions, HOPE VI transactions, properties with multi-layered soft subordinate financing, Ground Lease transactions, AHP Grants, Variable and Fixed-Rate Bond/Credit Enhancements, PILOTS and other tax abatements, Tax Increment Financing, and Historic Tax Credit Master Lease transactions.

Over the last several years, Mr. Upadhya has also developed an expertise in structuring transactions to accommodate the requirements of Delaware Statutory Trust borrowers and other TIC related syndicated transactions.

In addition to representing his clients in transactional closing matters, Mr. Upadhya also regularly represents clients in connection with structuring and drafting their loan commitments and providing counsel on loan workout and other servicing and asset management related issues.

In addition to his lending practice, Mr. Upadhya also represents developers and property owners in commercial real estate acquisitions and financings in the Mid-Atlantic region with respect to both affordable and market rate projects.

Mr. Upadhya has also represented clients in connection with general corporate matters, including drafting and negotiating purchase agreements for goods and services, negotiating software license agreements, negotiating non-disclosure agreements, assisting in preparation of requests for proposals for hi-tech companies, counseling in connection with corporate governance and other such general corporate matters.