Rania Galan

Rania S. Galan

Washington, DC

Rania Galan represents borrowers and mortgage lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions. Her practice involves the construction, rehabilitation, acquisition, and refinancing of market rate and affordable multifamily and health care facilities, with an emphasis on Fannie Mae agency loans and loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Rania helps clients maintain compliance with the National Housing Act and FHA regulations. She also advises on a wide variety of financing structures and transactions involving bridge loan financing, Section 8 properties, tax-exempt bonds, tax credits, and public and private mezzanine debt.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Legal 500, Real Estate - Real Estate Finance, 2024

Speaking Engagements

"HUD's RAD Program: Lessons Learned So Far," Ballard Spahr Housing webinar, May 15, 2014

"Affordable Housing: Putting the Pieces Together," Ballard Spahr Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 8, 2013



Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D. 2009)
Senior Editor, Case Western Reserve University Law Review; Legal Writing Fellow

Amherst College (B.A. 2006, cum laude)


Fluent in spoken Lebanese Dialect; beginning levels in reading and writing

Proficient in French (reading, writing, and speaking)



District of Columbia

New York