MBA Premier Member Profile: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

(One in a continuing series of profiles of Premier Members of the Mortgage Bankers Association.)

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides transactional, advisory and litigation legal services to clients worldwide.

Drawing on a foundation of experience and knowledge of evolving lending and capital markets, shifting industry trends, and complex lending principles, our Real Estate Finance attorneys deliver business-driven legal counsel and create tailored solutions for all aspects of lender and borrower representations, including for both high volume loan programs and one-off transactions. We achieve timely, practical, and comprehensive results—carrying deals across the finish line, no matter the size, speed, or complexity.

Daniel Evans

Key Senior Personnel

–Daniel J. Evans, Partner, Co-Chair Real Estate Finance

–Jay Wardlaw, Partner, Co-Chair Real Estate Finance

MBA NEWSLINK: What are some key trends your company is tracking?

SEYFARTH: Seyfarth’s Real Estate Finance team is at the forefront of responding to the wide-scale and fast-moving disruption caused by COVID-19, while also continuing to focus on other rapidly evolving areas, including infrastructure investment and construction, data centers, Delaware Statutory Trusts, health care, cannabis, cybersecurity, blockchain technology and opportunity zone funds.

Jay Wardlaw

Alongside companion practice group members, our team meets regularly to share best practices and discuss industry related legal matters and recent developments, such as Oregon HB 4204, LIBOR transition, CFIUS, HVCRE and state-specific trends that impact our clients’ lending and borrowing positions.

NEWSLINK: Why did your company join the Mortgage Bankers Association?

SEYFARTH: MBA’s strong presence in the real estate finance industry, valuable networking opportunities, timely insights and other resources, were key drivers of our membership.

NEWSLINK: How has being an MBA Premier Member benefited your company?

SEYFARTH: During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the access to and ability to participate in various webinars and lobbying activities has been extremely valuable and served as a great way to hear broader perspectives from various industry participants.

We look forward to increased involvement on committees, as well as speaking opportunities at conferences and webinars.

(MBA Premier Member Profiles are a service provided by the Mortgage Bankers Association and MBA NewsLink as a service to MBA Premier Members. Publication does not constitute an endorsement of a particular company, product or service. For more information about the MBA Premier Member program, contact Rashida Holmes at or 202/557-2779.)