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Saara J. Pekale


Saara J. Pekale represents banks and other financial institutions in commercial lending transactions, primarily loans secured by commercial and multi-family real estate.  Ms. Pekale also has extensive experience in U.S. Small Business Administration lending and is certified and designated by the SBA to close SBA 504 loan transactions.  Her experience also includes representation of purchasers, sellers and institutional lenders in residential real estate matters.   

Past Experience

  • General Counsel and Director of Closing, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, Inc., 2009-2011

Professional & Community Activities

  • Speaker, South Florida Small Business Lenders Forum, 2010 and 2011
  • Member, Duke University NY Alumni Association
  • Board Member, Education Committee, Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre