• Biography

    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 borrowers and financial institutions in complex commercial loan transactions as well as airlines and aviation matters. Sakina has experience in advising private equity firms, corporations banks and individuals in connection with senior and subordinated financing, including syndicated and single bank loan facilities, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, debtor-in-possession financing, mortgage warehouse lending and loans secured by unique collateral, such as mortgage servicing rights.

    Sakina’s work on aviation matters includes drafting and negotiating complex regional airline flying arrangements and helping airline clients with matters related to loyalty programs, premium customer experiences and corporate services arrangements. 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.

    Sakina is deeply committed to the North Texas community and has served in leadership positions with the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Women’s Foundation, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, Dallas Bar Foundation and Equal Access to Justice Campaign. She is also a proud member of the Orchid Giving Circle, a giving circle of women dedicated to Asian American philanthropy, and Leadership Dallas Class of 2016.

    Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2003
    • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2000, cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Languages

    • Urdu