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Carolyn Sha


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Carolyn’s practice focuses on highly complex commercial real estate transactions with multi-partied acquisition financings.

Prior to joining Mintz, Carolyn was a lead associate for a real estate group in New York City. Her responsibilities included financings, acquisitions, dispositions, drafting and negotiating of purchase and sale agreements, and loan and guaranty agreements, as well as drafting and negotiating ground and commercial leases.

While at the University of Chicago, Carolyn was an active member of the Women’s Mentoring Program and served as the Public Affairs Chair for the Asian Pacific Law Students Association.


  • University of Chicago (JD)
  • Swarthmore College (BA, with honors)


  • Represented financial borrowers and lenders in commercial loan transaction processes
  • Represented investment banks and other financial institutions during purchase and sale of real estate and related assets
  • Represented owners, developers, landlords, tenants, and ground lessors and lessees in commercial real estate transactions in New York City

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the San Francisco, California Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2017 - 2018)


- Cantonese

- Mandarin

Recent Insights

News & Press



5Pointz and the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990

June 1, 2018 | Blog | By Carolyn Sha

A recent article I co-authored and published in the New York Law Journal recaps and highlights the key takeaways in the federal district court’s decision in Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P. (E.D.N.Y, Feb. 18, 2018), relating to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) and the street art on a group of buildings known as “5Pointz” in Long Island City, New York.

News & Press

Carolyn Sha co-authored this column discussing a U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York decision in the ongoing 5Pointz litigation.
Mintz's Northern California Real Estate Practice represents clients in a broad spectrum of transactions for multifamily, office, and retail properties across the western U.S. In 2016, these transactions totaled over $1.3 billion.