Deanna Sabey is Utah attorney with experience ranging from private practice to government service, to corporate in-house counsel. Deanna has negotiated legal transactions from multi-million dollar deals to small family transactions, and provided legal advice for a myriad of legal issues relating to business, family and real estate.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Ms. Sabey has been legal counsel for mortgage companies, finance companies and appraisal management companies. She has remedied the legal problems of her clients and helped them avoid creating new ones. She understands the importance of strong, positive relationships between executives, shareholders, employees, clients and business partners in making business and customer experiences successful. Most recently, she served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a regional mortgage banker with over 700 employees. In litigation, she has represented individuals and companies in property and business disputes. She has also lobbied the Utah State Legislature to further the interests of her clients.
Ms. Sabey also served as Director for the Utah Division of Real Estate where she oversaw state regulation of the real estate, mortgage, appraisal and time-share industries in Utah. She managed 25 employees and interacted with other state agencies, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Utah State Legislature in revamping and consolidating the Utah statutes regulating the real estate, mortgage and appraisal industries in Utah.
- 2016 Mentor, Utah State Bar
- 2011 Co-Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Annual Convention
- 2003 to 2004 Committee Member of the Utah Department of Real Estate’s Residential Mortgage Commission Education Subcommittee
- 2002-03 Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Corporate Counsel Section
- 1999-02 Officer of the Utah State Bar’s Corporation Counsel Section
- Listed as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in the Utah Business magazine while serving as in-house counsel.
- Presenter at trade association conferences on topics involving privacy laws, RESPA, vendor management, state regulations, and appraiser independence.
- Golden Gate University, School of Law, San Francisco, California – Juris Doctor Degree, May, 1993
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah – Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, June, 1984
- Dixie College, St. George, Utah – Associate of Science, June, 1981