Soha is an experienced commercial real estate attorney who counsels her clients in numerous aspects of real estate law, including the secondary mortgage market, mortgage loan servicing and mortgage servicing rights (a.k.a. MSRs), purchase and sale transactions, finance, leasing matters, creditor and bankruptcy issues, and litigation.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Soha was senior counsel with Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, PC, a boutique firm in Washington, D.C. In this position, she represented clients with regard to complex real estate, finance and corporate issues.
Previously, Soha was Associate General Counsel at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (a.k.a. Freddie Mac) working in its litigation division, dealing with insolvency and multifamily asset resolution issues from 2009 to 2012. While with Freddie Mac, Soha was the recipient of Freddie Mac’s “General Counsel Award” and its “Premier Achievement Award” for outstanding performance.
- In 2013, lead counsel in sale of $330 million mortgage servicing rights (a.k.a. MSR) portfolio, including developing and implementing strategies related to the transfer of servicing of $30 billion residential loan portfolio and related assets
- Lead counsel in multiparty sale of specialty distribution rights, including transfer of significant related business assets and inventory, financing of purchase price proceeds and analysis of ongoing litigation and related risks
- In 2011, served as senior counsel leading termination of major counterparty and transfer of $50 billion loan portfolio to multiple interim servicers
- Led team in redevelopment of multifamily REO sales process, protocol, policies and third party contracts and manuals, resulting in liquidation of more than $150 million in assets in 2010 and 2011
- Led team in prosecution of multimillion-dollar fidelity and mortgage bankers bond claims related to counterparty fraud
- Defended significant discovery in federal district court litigation, including development of e-discovery protocols and negotiation of extensive confidentiality agreements with private banking and government agencies to protect proprietary and commercially sensitive information
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