Wayne State University Law School
The Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor
B.A., cum laude, 2008
Universidad de Sevilla
Study Abroad Program, Fall 2007
All Michigan state courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Business, Health Care and Real Estate Attorney
Sarah’s unique practice includes serving clients in various industries and professions with a variety of business, litigation, health care and real estate services. She works with physicians, physician groups, hospitals and health care entities on mergers and acquisitions; compliance, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance; and regulatory work. Her transactional experience ranges from working on multimillion dollar acquisitions to assisting smaller entities. She also works with clients on ACO matters, contracting, master service agreements and licensing.
As a litigator, Sarah represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters. Her background in shareholder and other corporate disputes is a significant asset in negotiating and structuring various entities as well as advising on pre-litigation matters. She has successfully prosecuted claims and defended corporate clients and individuals in connection with partnership agreements, contracts, business arrangements, shareholder disputes, real estate matters and complex commercial litigation.
Within her real estate practice, Sarah provides an array of services to clients ranging from individuals to commercial developers. For the past three years, Sarah has been named by Best Lawyers® as one of the “Ones to Watch,” a designation given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
Defended a Detroit-based beverage manufacturer in a breach of contract dispute, resulting in a big win when $650,000 of alleged claims were dismissed by the Oakland County Circuit Court following the motion for summary disposition. Additionally, the client’s countersuit was successfully settled.
Obtained a $450,000 default judgment following Washtenaw County Circuit Court’s ruling finding the defendant liable for committing defamation, business defamation, invasion of privacy and tortious interference. The Washtenaw County Circuit Court further dismissed all of defendant’s counterclaims with prejudice.
Successfully defended against enforcement of a non-compete agreement and had a temporary restraining order vacated concerning the same.
Represented a health care entity in its acquisition of another home health care service entity.
Routinely advises individual physicians and physician groups on health care-related contracts and employment contracts, including master service agreements.
Defended mortgage corporation against claims for fraud, innocent misrepresentation, silent fraud and breach of contract. The matter was dismissed with prejudice following oral argument on the motion for summary disposition.
Prosecuted claims for corporate client against insurance company and broker for declaratory judgment, reformation, breach of contract, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.
Prosecuted federal intellectual property claims and negotiated successful settlement for corporate client.
Defended corporate client against claims for waste and breach of fiduciary duty, and prosecuted client’s counterclaim resulting in a settlement.
Defended corporate client against claims for breach of contract and declaratory judgment.
Defended corporate client against federal claim for violation of U.S.C. Section 3729(a)(1)(A) leading to plaintiffs dismissing their claims against client.
Represented and advised physician groups in business dealings, including the acquisition of a 60-physician practice by a health system, regulatory and compliance work, and the development of a substance use disorder practice.
Represented a developer in connection with all aspects of a condominium development.
Represented startup healthcare and dental practices, including physical therapy and acute pain practices.
Represented healthcare practices in shareholder and employee disputes.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Construction, Health Care and Real Estate Law, since 2021
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2020
Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2022
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Young Advocates Committee
American Health Lawyers Association
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Business Section, co-chair
Growing Hope, Board, President