Sarah helps public and private companies buy and sell products and services nationally and internationally, communicate with investors and comply with complex disclosure regulations and regulatory requirements for U.S. government contracts and grants.
Sarah focuses on helping clients manage the legal risks related to business operations. Her practice involves negotiating and drafting various commercial documents, including domestic and international distributorships, sales representative and independent contractor agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, purchase order terms and conditions, and warranties. For clients involved in government contracting and exports, Sarah helps build and refine compliance programs, train employees, classify products for export purposes and apply for export licenses and classification requests from the U.S. government. Sarah has worked with public companies to ensure that the company satisfies disclosure obligations and stock exchange listing standards in a manner that is appropriate for the circumstances. She also helps her clients buy and sell businesses, advises on entity selection, formation and dissolution, and provides general corporate and business counseling. Sarah’s clients include manufacturers, cooperatives and agribusiness companies.
Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and has worked at Protiviti, primarily engaging in financial process redesign, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Sarah clerked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She also interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Sarah attended George Mason University School of Law.
Earlier this year, the United States Government (USG) eased certain nuclear-related sanctions against Iran pursuant to “Implementation Day” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA) between the “P5+1” countries (United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany), the European Union (EU) and Iran. The JCPOA’s purpose is to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be peaceful, and on January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certified that Iran has fulfilled its initial obligations under the JCPOA.