Sarah Poulter Bridges has been counseling capital markets participants and leading structured finance and securitization transactions for 17 years.She represents lenders, borrower, sponsors, issuers, trustees, originators, servicers, master servicers, custodians, initial purchasers, guarantors, insurers, and investors in a variety of structured finance and securitization matters involving a broad range of asset classes. Such asset classes include forward and reverse residential mortgage loans (performing, nonperforming, and reperforming), commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, tax liens, servicing advances, and mortgage servicing rights. Sarah is admitted in Virginia only; and her practice is supervised by DC Bar members.
In addition to her experience representing parties in securitization transactions, Sarah regularly represents both lenders and borrowers in mortgage warehouse financings including repurchase facilities, early buy-out facilities and gestation facilities, and represents servicers and purchasers in transactions involving whole loan mortgage sales, servicer advance facilities, and the sale of mortgage servicing rights.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Sarah was at another international law firm where she, among other things, represented Ginnie Mae as guarantor in over 1,000 single family and multifamily transactions and in ongoing developments to its government guaranteed multiclass securities program, including the development of the HREMIC program.
Sarah is committed to pro bono service and has been active with the Wills for Heroes program, pro bono guardianships, volunteering with Central Virginia Legal Aid, and certain non-profits in connection with rehabilitating real estate. She developed and ran a program for an inner-city school in Richmond, VA for ten years for the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division where she recruited attorneys and other members of the legal community to volunteer, mentor, and tutor inner city elementary school children.
Sarah’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
William and Mary School of Law, 2004, J.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998, B.A.