Anna Mahaney

Anna A. Mahaney


Anna A. Mahaney co-leads the firm's Housing Finance Group. She practices general real estate law with an emphasis on representing mortgage lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions, including construction, acquisition, refinancing, bridge loans, and permanent financing, particularly multifamily, affordable housing, and seniors housing loans. Anna also represents real estate owners and developers in real estate finance transactions.


Representative Matters

  • Represented mortgage lenders in the assumption by a publicly traded REIT of $837 million in existing mortgage debt in connection with the REIT’s acquisition of a privately held seniors housing operator. The transaction involved 118 senior living communities across the country and more than 120 commercial mortgage loans.
  • Represented a financial adviser in arranging financing for the construction and long-term operation of a 1.5 million-square-foot manufacturing and research facility, totaling $687 million
  • Represented a mortgage lender in connection with acquisition financing for a portfolio of 16 senior housing facilities in Wisconsin

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Anna represented a local nonprofit developer in the rehabilitation and financing of an affordable rental housing development in Baltimore City dedicated, in part, to providing housing for recovering addicts. The rehabilitation was financed through a combination of resources that included low-income housing tax credits, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Rental Housing Production program funds, City of Baltimore HOME funds, a construction loan, and a grant by the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust. Anna also represented a faith-based nonprofit corporation in connection with its acquisition of property for a homeless shelter for women and children.

Judicial Internships

Hon. Charles B. Day, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow

American Bar Association, Group Chair – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's Real Estate Financing Group

RENEW – Real Estate Network Empowering Women, Member

Maryland State Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2021-2024

The Legal 500 US, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2016

Recognized as one of Maryland's "Leading Women" by The Daily Record, 2017

Speaking Engagements

"Standard Loan Document Provisions: Tips For Finance Lawyers," Lorman Education Services, ABA RPTE Spring Symposia, Orlando, May 10, 2018

"Next Steps in Financing – Making the Loan Fit the Project," Fundamentals 2.0 – A Commercial Real Estate Series webinar, American Bar Association, April 18, 2018

"Energy Boost: Realizing Benefits Through Green Initiatives," 2017 Ballard Spahr National Housing Symposium, November 3, 2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Baltimore Women's Advisory Board, Greater Baltimore Committee

V-LINC, past Vice President, Board of Directors. V-LINC is a nonprofit corporation creating technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities



University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 2004, with honors)
Associate Editor, Margins, Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender and Class; Student lawyer, Economic, Housing and Community Development Clinic

James Madison University (B.B.A. 2001, magna cum laude)