Sarah D. Polito

Sarah Polito is an associate in the firm's San Diego office. As co-chair of the firm's Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy practice group, Ms. Polito provides general counsel and legal guidance to clients in a variety of areas, including general procurement, school facilities construction, data privacy, land use and governance. She has significant experience preparing requests for qualifications and other public bidding documents, as well as advising clients regarding bid protests, piggyback contracting, education technology purchasing and contract negotiation.

Serving as part of the firm’s Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy practice group, Ms. Polito has provided clients with guidance regarding the disposition and acquisition of real property, preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, due diligence review and close of escrow. Ms. Polito also has experience advising clients regarding required reporting for use of developer fees and has assisted in the negotiation of a number of school facilities fee mitigation agreements.

Ms. Polito has presented at conferences hosted by the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). She also frequently delivers presentations and board workshops regarding public contracting and construction delivery methods, project labor agreements, and educational fundraising issues.

Prior to joining F3, Ms. Polito was an associate attorney with a large law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where she assisted clients with the equity and real estate aspects of low-income housing tax credit transactions, including drafting and negotiating limited partnership agreements, project management agreements and other contracts on behalf of investors acquiring multi-million-dollar multi-family real estate developments.

Ms. Polito earned her Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and holds a B.A. cum laude in political science and a minor in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


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