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Sarah is a business associate whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), general corporate matters and estate planning. As an advisor of companies and individuals, Sarah takes pride in facilitating negotiations and helping clients find creative legal solutions.

Her M&A practice entails guiding buyers and sellers of privately-held middle market companies through the purchase and sale process and taking a hands-on, collaborative approach to legal diligence.

Sarah’s general corporate and estate planning experience complements her M&A practice as she helps clients navigate succession planning and smooth transitions.

She is an active member of Hirschler’s Associate Committee and the firm's NAWBO representative. While in law school, Sarah served on the University of Richmond Law Review and Trial Advocacy Boards, as well as the Board of Richmond Women’s Law. During her final year, Sarah studied abroad at Maastricht University Faculty of Law, where she studied law through an international lens.

Prior to joining Hirschler, Sarah gained valuable experience in the University of Richmond International Business Practice, where she developed strategies for a publicly-traded company’s expansion into Latin America. Her legal experience also includes serving as a summer law clerk to the Honorable David J. Novak, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court and summer associate at a local trust and estate firm.

Experience

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions/Finance

Represented owner in the asset sale of an HR business in connection with an earn out.

Represented an “employee-cooperative” purchaser in its formation and acquisition of the assets of a coffee shop.

Represented husband and wife business owners in the installment sale of their business to family successors.

Drafted merger documents for Virginia entities in connection with a loan refinancing.

Represented the borrower in acquisition financing.

Represented the lender in a credit facility restatement.

Represented private-equity-backed companies in several add-on acquisitions.

General Corporate Matters

Advised a closely-held business through a multi-million dollar software licensing transaction.

Estate Planning

Represented couples and individuals in estate planning transactions including preparation of Wills, Revocable Trusts, and powers of attorney for financial and health care matters.

Prepared Special Needs Trust and decanting instrument from an existing trust to prevent loss of government assistance.

Perspectives

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Richmond Bar Association

Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association

Henrico Humane Society, Volunteer

Teach for America 2014 South Carolina Corps Member

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Outside of practicing law, Sarah spends her time getting creative with interior design and consulting with friends and family on decor choices. She loves a good renovation and dabbles in DIY, installing her own light fixtures and woodworking her own kitchen table.

She also enjoys golfing with her husband, but mostly focuses on not losing the ball. In her down time, she pampers her two rescue pups with lots of fetch and treats.

  • Summer Law Clerk, The Honorable David J. Novak, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Articles & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Federal Income Tax and Torts
  • Full Merit Scholarship
  • McNeill Law Society
  • Order of the Coif
  • Trial Advocacy Board

Christopher Newport University, B.S., cum laude

  • Virginia 
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