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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.
Ms. Jacobs Margot has been recognized in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021 in “Real Estate Law” and “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.”
Ms. Jacobs Margot has extensive experience in the area of legal opinion letters for commercial real estate finance transactions, structured finance transactions, and securitizations. She routinely renders advice related to SPEs and SPVs, substantive consolidation, alter ego and veil piercing, true sales, subordination, subrogation, and UCC issues.
Ms. Jacobs Margot focuses on representing private equity funds, REITs, insurance companies, and institutional lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions, including loan originations, acquisition financings, mortgage and mezzanine financings, refinancings, and workouts and restructurings involving various types of real estate assets.
Ms. Jacobs Margot has also practiced in all aspects of corporate restructuring and handled a wide range of restructuring, distressed finance, 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.
Ms. Jacobs Margot serves as Co-Chair of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Southern California Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the Bankruptcy Battleground West Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). In 2014, Ms. Jacobs Margot edited the Final Report and Recommendations of the ABI Commission by the Honorable Michelle M. Harner of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.
Ms. Jacobs Margot has handled various pro bono matters in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Bet Tzedek, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inner City Law Center, Public Counsel, and the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Jacobs Margot served as the law clerk to the Honorable Brendan L. Shannon of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware from 2010 through 2011 and was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP from 2011 through 2014.
Ms. Jacobs Margot 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 M. Neiter and the Honorable Thomas B. 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