Sakina Rasheed



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2003

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2000, cum laude


Texas, 2004




Sakina Rasheed Foster is a partner in the Finance Practice Group, and is located in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice is focused on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in complex commercial loan transactions as well as airlines and aviation matters. Sakina has experience in advising banks, private equity firms, corporations and individuals in connection with senior and subordinated financing, including drafting documentation and negotiating deal points for syndicated and single bank loan facilities, asset-based lending, acquisition financings, real estate construction loans, mortgage warehouse lending and loans secured by unique collateral, such as railcars and mortgage servicing rights.

Sakina’s work on aviation matters includes drafting and negotiating complex regional airline flying arrangements, aircraft and engine leases, purchase agreements, maintenance agreements and assignments of warranty obligations related to aircraft and engines. She has represented American Airlines, Inc. in connection with a number of capacity purchase agreements and related arrangements.

In addition, Sakina represents borrowers in intercreditor relationships and in subordinated financing transactions.

Sakina is a trusted advisor to her clients and works diligently to understand their businesses and crafts practical solutions to suit their needs. She earned her J.D. from The University of Texas in 2003 and her B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2000.

Selected Publications and Speeches


Sakina Rasheed

Texas Lawyer Names Sakina Rasheed Foster for ‘On the Rise’ Award

Haynes and Boone Partner Sakina Rasheed Foster is no doubt on the rise in her career. After receiving accolades from The American Lawyer and the Dallas Business Journal earlier this year, Texas Lawyer selected Foster for its 2018 “on the rise” list of lawyers under the age of 40 who have made their mark on the legal profession in Texas.


Human resources

Haynes and Boone Represents Commercial Metals Co. in Acquisition Financing

Haynes and Boone successfully represented Commercial Metals Co. as issuer’s counsel in the acquisition financing for the company’s previously announced acquisition of certain assets of the business, and certain outstanding common stock, belonging directly or indirectly to GNA Financing, Inc., a Delaware corporation, or certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates.


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 35 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers - Dallas, 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Recognized among the Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, for Banking and Finance, 2016, 2019
  • Recipient of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2015
  • Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas Outstanding Mentor Award, 2015
  • Named to the Lawyers of Color "First Annual Hot List" by Lawyers of Color LLC, 2013

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented American Airlines, Inc. in negotiation of regional flying arrangement between American Airlines, Inc. and another carrier, which involved a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA), aircraft and engine leases between American Airlines, as lessor, and the regional carrier, as lessee, bailment agreements and maintenance agreements.
  • Assisted with representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a manufacturer of specialty paper and related acquisition financing of $21.5 million of senior and $10 million of senior subordinated loans secured by real and personal property. 
  • Assisted with representation of AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, in its selection and purchase of General Electric GEnx engines for its future fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft. 
  • Assisted with representation of a private investor group in its acquisition of a chain of liquor stores and the restructuring and assumption of a related $33 million acquisition financing line of credit secured by real and personal property. 
  • Assisted with representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of Kansas' largest oilfield supply company and related acquisition financing of $21.5 million of senior secured and $6.5 million of senior subordinated secured loans. 
  • Assisted with representation of a distributor of home-related furnishings and products in connection with a $43.5 million asset based loan comprised of a senior secured revolving credit and term loan facility. 
  • Assisted with representation of a leading provider of cathodic protection systems and engineering services in connection with a US $16.675 million and CAN $12.325 million senior secured asset based revolving credit facility. 
  • Assisted with representation of a leading processor of Medicare Part B claims reimbursement for pharmacies, managed care and commercial organizations in connection with a $13 million senior secured and $6 million subordinated secured loan. 
  • Acted as counsel to a lender in the documentation of a $15 million secured revolving credit facility to a commercial real estate company. 
  • Represented a prominent regional bank in negotiating, documenting and closing a secured term loan and revolving credit facility to a pharmaceutical company. 
  • Assisted with representation of a prominent Texas family office in connection with a proposed loan facility secured by structured settlements. 
  • Assisted with formation of the first privately-sponsored investment fund focused on the development of a secondary market for mortgage and micro-loans originated in Latin America.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Equal Access to Justice Campaign for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Co-Chair
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association, Former President and Director
  • Dallas Bar Association Board, At-Large Director and Former Secretary-Treasurer
  • Leadership Dallas Member, Class of 2016
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT, Class of 2013-2014
  • American Muslim Professionals of Dallas, Former Advisory Director
  • State Bar of Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program Committee, Vice-Chair

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