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Sarah represents debtors, lenders, investors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in interest in a broad range of restructuring matters, including high-profile chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related acquisitions. In addition, she represents litigants in contested matters, adversary proceedings, federal court appeals, and other complex bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Sarah's practice spans a number of industries including energy, health care, technology, manufacturing, retail, real estate, restaurant, and hospitality.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Sarah served as law clerk to Judge James E. Graves, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Sarah is a longtime member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Georgia Network (for which serves as a director at large), the Turnaround Management Association’s Atlanta Chapter, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She co-chairs ABI’s Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee. A regular speaker and prolific author, Sarah’s work has been published in numerous industry journals, law reviews, and other publications.

In 2022, Sarah was named to the American Bankruptcy Institute's "40 Under 40" list of emerging leaders in insolvency. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, she was named as one of Yahoo! Finance’s HERoes — 100 Future Leaders. She was also named a Rising Star by Private Debt Investor in 2022 and was named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s "40 Under 40" list in 2020.

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Credentials

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Law Clerk, Judge James E. Graves, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

American Bankruptcy Institute, National Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee Co-Chair

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, Atlanta Co-Chair

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Georgia Board Member and Director at Large

Junior League of Atlanta

Turnaround Management Association

W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Rising Star


Private Debt Investor, 2022

"40 Under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute, 2022

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance & INvolve, 2020, 2021, 2022

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019

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Recognition

Rising Star


Private Debt Investor, 2022

"40 Under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute, 2022

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance & INvolve, 2020, 2021, 2022

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019

Matters

Represented JW Aluminum in its successful appeal in In re United States Pipe & Foundry Co., 32 F.4th 1324 (11th Cir. 2022).

Represented SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Serving as Debtors’ counsel to Fibrant, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with extensive environmental liabilities (Bankr. S.D. Ga.).

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Represented JW Aluminum in its successful appeal in In re United States Pipe & Foundry Co., 32 F.4th 1324 (11th Cir. 2022).

Represented SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Serving as Debtors’ counsel to Fibrant, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with extensive environmental liabilities (Bankr. S.D. Ga.).

Represented Monitronics International in connection with the structuring, negotiation and execution of multiple restructuring transactions involving approximately $1.8 billion of indebtedness (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented a surety with a large exposure in Frontier Communications (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).

Represented current and former directors and officers of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. in connection with obtaining broad third-party releases in CBL’s bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented current and former directors and officers of American Addiction Centers, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented former directors and officers of Quorum Health Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.).

Served as Debtors' counsel to AstroTurf, LLC in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and sale of its business (Bankr. N.D. Ga.).

Advised Jack Cooper Ventures, Inc., and its affiliates, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and other matters (Bankr. N.D. Ga.).

Served as Debtors’ counsel to Ignite Restaurants Inc., a public company, and its subsidiaries, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented Coca-Cola in connection with the Perkins & Marie Callender's bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Del.).

Advised the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority during their procurement of renewable and energy storage resourcesone of the single largest energy transition programs in the United States.

Represented KKR Credit Advisors as prepetition lender and joint-venture purchaser through partial credit bid of substantially all the assets of Borden Dairy through 363 sale in connection with the company’s chapter 11 cases (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented a lender in connection with contested UCC foreclosure and subsequent refinancing of indebtedness owed by leading home medical equipment company.

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with its role as collateral agent for certain priority guaranty notes in In re iHeartMedia (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented former directors and officers of Implant Sciences Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented Carter's, Inc., the largest non-toy supplier in In re Toys R’ Us (Bankr. E.D. Va.).

Advised private equity firms with respect to acquisition of distressed companies, and workouts of their portfolio companies.

Represented landlords and tenants in bankruptcy matters.

Represented a large foreign finance house in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

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Represented JW Aluminum in its successful appeal in In re United States Pipe & Foundry Co., 32 F.4th 1324 (11th Cir. 2022).

Represented SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Serving as Debtors’ counsel to Fibrant, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with extensive environmental liabilities (Bankr. S.D. Ga.).

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Matters

Represented JW Aluminum in its successful appeal in In re United States Pipe & Foundry Co., 32 F.4th 1324 (11th Cir. 2022).

Represented SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Serving as Debtors’ counsel to Fibrant, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with extensive environmental liabilities (Bankr. S.D. Ga.).

Represented Monitronics International in connection with the structuring, negotiation and execution of multiple restructuring transactions involving approximately $1.8 billion of indebtedness (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented a surety with a large exposure in Frontier Communications (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).

Representing major international financial institution in connection with litigation brought by foreign representative in the Oro Negro Chapter 15 bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).

Represented current and former directors and officers of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. in connection with obtaining broad third-party releases in CBL’s bankruptcy case (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented current and former directors and officers of American Addiction Centers, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented former directors and officers of Quorum Health Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.).

Served as Debtors' counsel to AstroTurf, LLC in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and sale of its business (Bankr. N.D. Ga.).

Advised Jack Cooper Ventures, Inc., and its affiliates, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and other matters (Bankr. N.D. Ga.).

Served as Debtors’ counsel to Ignite Restaurants Inc., a public company, and its subsidiaries, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented Coca-Cola in connection with the Perkins & Marie Callender's bankruptcy case (Bankr. D. Del.).

Advised the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority during their procurement of renewable and energy storage resourcesone of the single largest energy transition programs in the United States.

Represented KKR Credit Advisors as prepetition lender and joint-venture purchaser through partial credit bid of substantially all the assets of Borden Dairy through 363 sale in connection with the company’s chapter 11 cases (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented a lender in connection with contested UCC foreclosure and subsequent refinancing of indebtedness owed by leading home medical equipment company.

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with its role as collateral agent for certain priority guaranty notes in In re iHeartMedia (Bankr. S.D. Tex.).

Represented former directors and officers of Implant Sciences Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.).

Represented Carter's, Inc., the largest non-toy supplier in In re Toys R’ Us (Bankr. E.D. Va.).

Advised private equity firms with respect to acquisition of distressed companies, and workouts of their portfolio companies.

Represented landlords and tenants in bankruptcy matters.

Represented a large foreign finance house in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

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Credentials

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Law Clerk, Judge James E. Graves, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

American Bankruptcy Institute, National Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee Co-Chair

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, Atlanta Co-Chair

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Georgia Board Member and Director at Large

Junior League of Atlanta

Turnaround Management Association

W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Rising Star


Private Debt Investor, 2022

"40 Under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute, 2022

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance & INvolve, 2020, 2021, 2022

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019

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Recognition

Rising Star


Private Debt Investor, 2022

"40 Under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute, 2022

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance & INvolve, 2020, 2021, 2022

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019