S. Maki Uchiyama

S. Maki Uchiyama


Washington, DC

S. Maki Uchiyama focuses her practice on matters pertaining to real estate and financial services. She has particular experience in the acquisition, development and financing of office, retail and industrial properties; leasing; structured credit financing; and foreclosures and distressed loans.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Maki served as vice president for the second-largest special servicer of distressed CMBS loans, where she headed the team responsible for compliance and reporting requirements.

Some of Maki's representative experience includes:

  • Representing an institutional lender in making construction, acquisition and syndicated loans for projects in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Representing several regional banks in making construction loans and other commercial and real estate financings for projects in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Representing a full service real estate company with property acquisitions, financings and leasing for office, multifamily and industrial properties in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Represented a large non-profit charitable trust in its sale of a Class A office building located in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented a mid-Atlantic lender in its financing to a third party purchaser of a CMBS loan which was secured by nine industrial properties located in Prince George’s County, MD.

Maki is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading real estate lawyer in Washington, D.C. in 2018 and was praised for her client-focused approach from 2015-2016. She was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in Real Estate Law.

Maki is conversant in Japanese.