Sara Hansen Wilson
Sara is a partner at Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP in San Francisco and vice chair of the firm's national real estate group. She represents and advises United Growth on matters involving the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate properties as well as in joint ventures. Sara has substantial experience representing landlords and tenants nationally in regional shopping centers, "lifestyle" centers, mixed use centers, and in urban street locations. She has guided retail developers through the leasing of new developments and major redevelopments of shopping center projects and the rollout of new lines of stores for retail companies. Her experience also includes acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings and warehouses for both local developers and national institutional investors. Sara is chair of the Leasing Committee of ACREL and a member of the ICSC Law Conference Planning Committee. She has lectured on real estate topics for a number of organizations, including ALI-ABA, Practicing Law Institute, California Continuing Education of the Bar, ICSC Law Conference and CLE International. Sara is a graduate of Williams College and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.