Leah Smith Sanchez
Leah Sanchez assists clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions throughout the state of Texas and nationwide. Leah regularly represents real estate developers, real estate investment funds, and national retailers in all aspects of real estate acquisition and disposition, including retail and office projects, mixed use developments, multi-family residential projects, industrial facilities, and unimproved land.
Leah also regularly represents tenants and landlords on retail leasing transactions, and has particular experience representing a publicly-traded national retailer expanding into the fast-growing Texas market.
In all aspects of her work, Leah coordinates each step of the transaction with a keen eye on the business implications for her clients by addressing client needs and offering legal guidance and solutions.
B.A., cum laude, University of the Incarnate Word
J.D., Baylor University School of Law
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2024
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- “Best S.A. Lawyers” List, Real Estate Transactions, San Antonio Scene, 2020-2023
- “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law,” San Antonio Scene, 2021
- “Rising Star Lawyers” List, Real Estate Transactions, San Antonio Scene, 2020, 2022
- Real Estate Council of San Antonio (RECSA) Leadership Development Program, 2023-2024
September 18, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker congratulates the 44 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2023 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list. In its 19th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County.
August 25, 2023Attorney News
Leah Smith Sanchez Selected to Participate in Real Estate Council of San Antonio Leadership Development Program
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce Leah Smith Sanchez has been selected to participate in the 2023-2024 Real Estate Council of San Antonio’s (RECSA) Leadership Development Program.
August 24, 2023Newsletters
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August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
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March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
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September 6, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker congratulates the 42 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.
August 1, 2022Newsletters
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April 14, 2022Attorney News
‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 13 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law”
Jackson Walker proudly congratulates the 13 women attorneys who have been named to Scene in S.A.’s survey of the “Outstanding Women in Law” for 2022.