In her 20 plus years of legal experience, Sarah has had over 15 years of contract experience covering all aspects of professional and construction services for various types of energy-related facilities, from the initial development phase to the operation and maintenance phase. She has specific experience in working with procurement groups on supply chain agreements, including master service agreements, professional services agreements, general terms and conditions, purchase orders, licenses, and contractual insurance requirements. She also has experience with pre-contract non-disclosure agreements, pipeline expropriation, evaluating and resolving construction liens, and negotiating cloud-based services for providers and customers. Over time, she has helped multiple clients develop an integrated “stable” of contract forms for diverse contractors and has trained the corporate team members to use the forms to their best advantage. In addition to her contract practice, she spends 40-50% of her professional time in litigation where, in the energy area, she has been involved since before Act 312 in defending legacy claims and in defending and pursuing royalty actions.
In non-oil and gas areas, Sarah has worked with various small business and individual clients and, in that area of her practice, has assisted clients with the formations and dissolutions of their businesses, establishing business policies and procedures, purchases of franchises, negotiations for the sale of partnership and membership interests, navigated tax sales and redemptions and tax sale litigation, dissolved, merged, and converted corporations, successfully defended attempts to annul property transfers, negotiated and developed commercial, residential, and communication tower leases, pursued remedies for creditors and protections for debtors, litigated and negotiated non-competition agreements, reviewed and drafted employee handbooks, policies, and correspondence, and pursued claims under both the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Lanham Act. She has also assisted clients in negotiating terms for joint access/use agreements and to resolve right-of-way disputes.
Inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society in 1993
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 1996
Louisiana Law Review
Recognized by SB Magazine as one of the “Top Attorneys” in the Shreveport-Bossier area, 2016
Shreveport Times Leadership Award, 2009
Inaugural Class, 40 Under 40 Young Professionals of the Year, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 2007
Shreveport-Bossier Community Foundation, Community Catalyst, 2006
Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Community Volunteer of the Year, 2003
LSUS Alumni Circle of Excellence Award, 2018