Sarah is a member of both the firm's Real Estate and Corporate & Tax Practice Groups. With the firm or its predecessors since 1999, she handles both residential and commercial real estate closings in the firm's Bluffton office.

She represents real estate development clients with acquisition, sale, leasing, zoning, land use, and development matters, private placement offerings, federal and state land sales registration matters, development agreements, subdivision and condominium documentation, community covenants, easements, title, and sales contracts, property owners association matters, regulatory and licensing matters, and equity and non-equity club matters.

Sarah assists business clients in forming and representing entities, non-profit organization formation and representation, 501(c)(3) tax exemption applications, community association corporate representation, private equity and non-equity club corporate representation, drafting organizational documents, completing mergers, business acquisitions, and sales, and documenting other transactional matters.

Additionally, she represents lenders and borrowers in preparing loan documentation and facilitating closings.

Sarah prides herself on being responsive to her clients and their consultants. Her reputation as a trusted advisor among her clients and colleagues comes from building dedicated relationships and attentiveness to their legal needs.  Getting the job done means more than completing a transaction for a client.  It’s about looking out for a client’s interests while educating, guiding and advising them about options and helping a client make the best possible decision for the matter at hand.

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  • Completed multi-tier and multi-jurisdictional structural reorganization for real estate developer.
  • Represented real estate developer in acquisition of private island golf resort.
  • Completed over fifty (50) closings in two weeks for initial lot sales for new residential real estate development to meet developer's year-end sales goal.
  • Represented two (2) separate real estate developer clients in property auctions and related closing transactions.
  • Completed a five (5) county commercial acreage acquisition closing.
  • Represent national homebuilding developers in acquisitions, development matters, and sales.
  • Negotiated development agreements with the City of Hardeeville, Jasper County, and the Town of Ridgeland.
  • Represented non-profit organizations in preparing and filing 501(c)(3) applications for federal tax-exempt status.
  • Represented private golf clubs in restructuring of membership structures.
  • Represented real estate developers in transition of community governance to property owners' associations.
  • Represented regional real estate developer in sale of community property and assets.
  • Represented seller in sale of private resort and golf club assets.
  • Agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Old Republic Title Insurance Company.

Honors & Recognitions

  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly "The Power List" (2023)
  • Honors College, University of South Carolina
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of South Carolina
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of South Carolina


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Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association



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