Obermayer partner Karen Sanchez was one of twenty-five Pennsylvania lawyers selected as a member of the Legal Intelligencer’s “2016 Top Women in Law.” The recognition shines a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across the Commonwealth.
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. She is a Senior Hearing Committee Member for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and 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.
Perhaps most importantly, 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. In short, she is not afraid to get involved and to try to help solve difficult problems. Each year beginning in 2006 and continuing through 2015, Sanchez was awarded enrollment in the Pro Bono Roll of Honor by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania as an attorney whose work has been recognized by the judiciary as exemplary for her pro bono work representing children through the Support Center for Child Advocates.
Sanchez resides in her hometown of Abington Township with her husband and two young daughters where she proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Briar Bush Nature Center. She recently commenced a four-year term as Montgomery County Controller after a resounding victory in her first bid for public office.