Zahra J. Khosrovi Sowder is a counsel based in the New York office and is a member of the firm’s Finance Group. Ms. Sowder’s practice focuses on complex financing transactions, including leveraged acquisitions and investments, refinancings and mezzanine lending.

Ms. Sowder regularly advises the firm’s corporate and private equity clients on syndicated institutional loans, high-yield debt offerings and revolving credit facilities, and has extensive experience with asset-based loan facilities. She also advises the firm’s mezzanine investor clients on subordinated and second-lien investments and workouts.

Ms. Sowder's publications include “Asset-Based Loan Facilities: Recent Market Trends Relating to Availability,” Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability (June, 2014).

Ms. Sowder joined the firm as an associate in 2008. She received her J.D. in 2008 from UCLA School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Women’s Law Journal, and her B.A. in Classics from Vassar College in 2002.

Ms. Sowder is a member of the Bar of New York.


  • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, 2008, J.D.
  • Vassar College, 2002, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York