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Sabina Jacobs Margot is a real estate finance and restructuring associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Global Finance, and Business Restructuring and Reorganization practice groups.
Sabina has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in AmericaTM every year since 2021 for Real Estate Law and for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Sabina has extensive experience in legal opinions for real estate finance transactions, structured finance transactions, and securitizations. She routinely renders advice related to SPEs and SPVs, S&P and CMBS guidance, substantive consolidation, alter ego and veil piercing, true sale issues, and UCC issues.
Sabina represents private equity funds, REITs, insurance companies, and institutional lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions, including loan originations, acquisition financings, mortgage and mezzanine loans, refis, workouts and restructurings involving various types of real estate assets. She has also practiced in all aspects of corporate restructuring and handled a wide range of restructurings, distressed loans, distressed acquisitions, and other bankruptcy-related matters. She has advised and represented borrowers, sponsors, debtors, and lenders in connection with acquisition financing, secured and unsecured credit facilities, debt restructuring, chapter 11 reorganizations, and distressed acquisitions.
Sabina is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Estate and Business Law sections), the California Lawyers Association (Real Property Law and Business Law sections), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Real Estate Finance, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy, and Business Law sections), and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Sabina has also been actively involved with the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Sabina routinely dedicates time to pro bono work and has handled various matters in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Bet Tzedek, Neighborhood Legal Services, the Inner City Law Center, Public Counsel, the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice, and other legal non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Sabina served as the law clerk to the Honorable Brendan Shannon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware from 2010 through 2011 and was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP from 2011 through 2014. In 2014, she edited the Final Report and Recommendations of the ABI Commission by the Honorable Michelle Harner of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.
Sabina earned her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard Neiter and the Honorable Thomas Donovan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Loyola Marymount University - 2010 Juris Doctor
University of California - Berkeley - 2006 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar