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Sarah represents debtors, lenders, investors, and  creditors in a broad range of restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related acquisitions. In addition, Sarah represents litigants in contested matters, adversary proceedings, federal court appeals, and other bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Sarah's practice spans a number of industries including energy, healthcare, 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 member of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She regularly speaks and writes on bankruptcy topics.

Sarah was selected as one of Yahoo! Finance's HERoes - 100 Future Leaders. Additionally, Sarah was named to Georgia Trend Magazine's 40 Under 40 List. 

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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

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, Volunteer Presenter

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


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2021

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019

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Recognition

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2021

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 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.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

March 25, 2022
Emerging Economic Effects From Russia-Ukraine War

Client Alert

March 24, 2022
Financial Shockwaves

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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.).

See more
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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.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

March 25, 2022
Emerging Economic Effects From Russia-Ukraine War

Client Alert

March 24, 2022
Financial Shockwaves

View all

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

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, Volunteer Presenter

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


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2021

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019

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Recognition

Rising Star


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

Top 500 U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers


Lawdragon, 2022

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2021

Georgia 40 Under 40


Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020

HERoes - Top 100 Future Leaders


Yahoo! Finance, 2020

NextGen Participant


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2019