Sarah is a member of McGrath’s Business and Corporate group, where she clerked for two years during law school before joining the firm as an associate in 2020. Sarah is uniquely ready to advise clients at this early stage in her career because she has spent the last seven years preparing to support business clients in all aspects of their operations, having received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of Nebraska with a concentration on Business Transactions.
Her driven interest in playing a role in corporate clients’ success resulted in her academic excellence being recognized magna cum laude at Loyola. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with high distinction and served as Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review. Because she recognized the importance for many businesses of understanding international market places, she also studied in Germany in 2015.
Sarah has experience preparing business formations, various forms of purchase agreements and leases, and a broad range of commercial contracts. She has participated in due diligence reviews, lead research on key legal issues core to transactions, and prepared and overseen closing checklists for many transactions. In addition, Sarah gained valuable practical experience as a student attorney for the University of Nebraska Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic.
- University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., high distinction, 2020)
- Loyola Marymount University (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2017)
- Nebraska (2020: Sustaining Member)
McGrath North is excited to introduce its 2020 team of new associates and law clerks. While the recent disruptions are unsettling and have created some uncertainty, McGrath North is confident in the resiliency of the economy and remains fully committed to building a talent-rich, inclusive team to serve its local, regional and national clients.
The term “sandbagging” generally carries a negative connotation, as it can be used to refer to the concealment or misrepresentation of one's true position or intent in order to gain an advantage over another. However, in the context of an M&A transaction, whether sandbagging carries a negative or positive connotation depends on who you ask. In this context, “sandbagging” occurs when (1) a buyer becomes aware that a representation or warranty made by the seller is false, (2) the buyer continues with the transaction despite discovering such breach, and (3) after consummating the transaction, the buyer seeks damages against the seller for such breach. So, although a seller might view this as inherently unfair, a buyer would simply consider this practice as getting the benefit of the bargain by enforcing the terms of the negotiated contract.
In the wake of Covid-19 uncertainties, companies are back in business and looking to redefine what has come to be the “new normal”. In this emerging era of business growth and development, organizations are evaluating what opportunities could lead them to the next strategic advantage in today’s market.
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Omaha Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Nebraska Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic, student attorney
- Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor
- 3 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
- University Honors Program, Loyola Marymount University
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- Business and Corporate
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- Tax, Trusts and Estates
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