Sarah’s practice is devoted exclusively to individuals, helping to develop and implement sensitive, efficient estate plans for the personal and financial legacy left to their families and their communities. She began her legal career in 1987 with Hemenway & Barnes in Boston, where she developed her focus in estate planning, charitable giving, and estate and trust administration. She returned home to Vermont in 1991, maintaining her estate planning practice and joining Langrock Sperry & Wool in 2006.
Sarah has always been active in the community, in service to her profession, area non-profits, and her hometown of St. George, Vermont, where she has served as Town Meeting Moderator and Chair of the School Board, and currently serves as a Lister.
Professionally, Sarah has served on a legislative study committee tasked with providing guidance on long-term succession planning for owners of forest land in Vermont. With the Vermont Bar Association, she has served on a Probate and Trust Law committee updating Vermont’s probate statutes and has helped develop continuing legal education programs on working with woodland owners and on end-of-life communication. She is also a past-President of the Chittenden County Bar Association, and was recently made a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Sarah currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Champlain College and on the Board of Directors of Age Well. Active with Lyric Theater, she has served on its Capital Campaign Committee and has volunteered both on and off the stage in a number of its musical productions. Prior non-profit work includes board memberships with the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Visiting Nurse Association of Grand Isle & Chittenden Counties, Essex Children’s Choir and the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, as well as hands-on service with a number of planned giving, endowment, and capital campaign committees.
Sarah is a dedicated “reduce, reuse, and recycle” advocate and holds a passion for the natural world. She and her husband enjoy the outdoors, their pets and livestock, and the fascinating endeavors of their two children.
Sarah’s practice areas include: business planning & transactions; estate planning & probate; and non-profit.