Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Karen Sanchez was recognized by the First Judicial District and was awarded the 2016 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. The Pro Bono Roll of Honor recognizes attorneys who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadelphia Courts in 2016. Sanchez represents children as a Child Advocate through the Support Center for Child Advocates. Sanchez has consistently volunteered her time to represent children in pro bono cases to protect their best interests and improve their quality of life, working tirelessly to provide counseling to kids who are going through extraordinarily tough times. The Roll of Honor is chosen by the Pro Bono Committee which includes members of the bench, bar and pro bono service providers.
Sanchez is an experienced business lawyer with a Master of Business Administration degree and concentrates her practice in financing, creditors’ rights, lender liability, real estate development and corporate matters. She represents financial institutions and borrowers in complex front-end commercial transactions in both real estate and asset-based lending, as well as restructuring and workout. This year, Sanchez was named one of the Top 25 Women in the Law in Pennsylvania in 2013 was selected as a “2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer which recognizes future leaders of the Commonwealth’s legal community. She was also named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in 2014, 2013 and 2007, a recognition given to the top up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth. Sanchez is also proud to serve as a Senior Hearing Committee Member for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Sanchez resides in her hometown of Abington Township with her husband and two young daughters where she serves on the Board of Directors of Briar Bush Nature Center. Last year, Sanchez commenced a four-year term as Montgomery County Controller after a resounding victory in her first bid for public office.