Sara G. Neva
Senior Associate
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Practice Areas

Admissions: California

Professional Summary

Sara G. Neva is a Senior Associate and counsels clients on real estate, finance and general business transactions. Her practice involves real estate property purchase and sale, commercial leases and easements, joint venture formation and other equity investments, financing, land use and entitlements. Sara is experienced with developers, builders, lenders, borrowers, commercial real estate investors, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and commercial landlords and tenants.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted a joint venture partner in over fifty land acquisitions for single- and multi-family residential development across several states, including entity formation, purchase agreement drafting and negotiation, title review and financing.
  • Counseled client in the leasing and subsequent sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of numerous properties throughout the country.
  • Assisted a property management and investment corporation client in obtaining multi-million loans for apartment complexes in Southern California.


  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Real Estate Law, 2020-2021
  • 40 Under 40, SD Metro, 2021
  • Women of Influence in the Law, San Diego Business Journal, 2021
  • Leaders in Law, finalist, San Diego Business Journal, 2020
  • Next Top Business Leader Under 40, San Diego Business Journal, 2020
  • Top Attorney, SD Metro, 2020
  • Leaders in Law Rising Star, San Diego Business Journal, 2019


  • BIA Y-Gen, the emerging young professionals council of the San Diego Building Industry Association
  • Downtown San Diego Partnership, Downtown Planning & Public Policy Committee Member
  • Voices for Children, Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children (past)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of San Diego, Advisor
  • ULI Young Leaders
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel - San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program


  • JD, University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
  • BS (Political Science with minors in Business and History), Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, 2011

News Coverage

  • “2020 Leaders in Law Finalists,” San Diego Business Journal, November 9, 2020.
  • 2020 NEXT Business Leader Under 40,” San Diego Business Journal, November 2, 2020.
  • Graves, Brad. "Leaders in Law Awards Reflect Well on Legal Community," San Diego Business Journal, November 7, 2019.
  • Jolly, Vik. “SDBJ Insider: Book Offers Advice From a Woman Who’s Been There,” San Diego Business Journal, February 17, 2019.