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Sujata Yalamanchili

Sujata Yalamanchili

Hodgson Russ LLP

Buffalo, NY, USA

Sujata is the leader of Hodgson Russ's Real Estate, Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Area. She draws upon her extensive experience in business and commercial real estate development, commercial leasing, and real estate investment and financing to provide business-focused legal advice to help her clients reach their goals. Her experience includes structuring acquisition and development projects for office, distribution, and manufacturing facilities; advising retail sector developers and operators in development, acquisition, leasing, financing, and 1031 exchange matters; and handling real estate financing matters, including nontraditional sale leaseback and ground-lease matters.
Highlights of Sujata’s work include:

Acting as lead real estate counsel to a publicly traded financial institution, a nonprofit health care organization, and a UK-based retailer with more than 200 retail locations throughout North America.

Advising companies entering into contracts with airport authorities, including structuring joint venture arrangements to qualify for minority- and women-owned business status
Assisting in the development of hospitality projects, including management contracts, leases, franchise agreements, and joint venture agreements.

Before attending law school, Sujata worked as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company, where her responsibilities included cost accounting, project analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.

At Hodgson Russ, Sujata previously served as a member of the firm's board of directors and is a former chair of its Committee for Attorney Recruitment, Development, and Diversity. 

Sujata is currently a Fellow at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and sits as Co-Chair on the Leasing Committee, Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association.

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