Damali A. Sahu

Damali A. Sahu

Bodman PLC

Recognized since 2013

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

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Ms. Sahu concentrates her practice in representing financial institutions in general commercial loan transactions and real estate transactions, including single lender, syndicated and second lien loan transactions and small business administration guaranteed loans.

Ms. Sahu has extensive experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting secured and unsecured commercial loans to borrowers in a variety of industries including the technology and life science, manufacturing and service industries. Before joining Bodman, Ms. Sahu worked as a corporate financial analyst for NationsBank (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In law school, Ms. Sahu was the co-article selection coordinator for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law. Ms. Sahu received Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyers" award, which recognizes legal practitioners who go above and beyond, display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers in the first ten years in practice.

She is a member of Bodman’s Executive Committee, which manages the Firm’s day to day business affairs.


  • Ford Field, Sixth Floor
    1901 Saint Antoine Street
    Detroit, MI 48226


  • Florida A&M University, B.S.
  • University of Michigan, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • California, State Bar of California
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member
  • State Bar of California - Member

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

68 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law


  • “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine in 2014 and 2015 (Banking)
  • "Rising Star" in Michigan Super Lawyers from 2008-2012 (Banking)
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyer" award

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