Raised by a family of small business owners, Sara is passionate about finding real-world solutions to complex legal issues. She believes law firms should be as lean and creative as the businesses they represent, providing quality legal services in an efficient and responsive manner. After years of practicing law for large firms, Sara joined the Sparkman + Foote, LLP team in 2016 to offer her clients the benefits of a large firm without the associated bureaucracy and overhead.
Sara has represented companies in a variety of industries and stages of development, from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 public companies. At Sparkman + Foote, Sara applies that experience to serve both established and emerging companies.
Sara enjoys crafting economical business solutions with her clients and their legal departments. She routinely advises public companies in commercial transactions, in addition to drafting and negotiating enterprise-level agreements, reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts, and providing intellectual property counsel.
She also specializes in employer-side employment law, healthcare law, regulatory advisement, and related issues. In addition to her corporate practice, Sara also has a strong background in litigation and uses this to inform her employment and regulatory law practices. Her employment law expertise includes ADAA compliance, harassment and disability claims, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act claims, Equal Pay Act claims, hiring and termination processes, severance negotiations, employee handbooks, and independent contractor matters. She frequently educates human resource professionals and teams in internal investigations, regulatory legal compliance, and general best practices for companies.
Prior to law school, Sara worked in IT technical support. While in law school, Sara interned at the United Nations (UN) International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. She obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees early and at the top of her class.
Sara has passed the uniform bar exam and is currently admitted to practice in Colorado. She is extremely involved in the community and is particularly passionate about diversity. She has been instrumental in the corporate organization of the nationally-recognized Colorado Pledge to Diversity Program, which places dozens of diverse first-year law students with top-tier legal employers for paid internships each summer. She is also an active member of the University of Colorado Medical School Admissions Committee, a member of the Denver Bar Association Nominating Committee, and a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations. She publishes regularly on corporate and employment matters.