Sarah is a partner in our Halifax office, exhibiting an established practice in corporate law. She was called to the bar in Nova Scotia (2001) and Prince Edward Island (2012).
Her extensive background is centred around work in the private client sector and includes a proven track record with regards to the incorporation of Nova Scotia limited and unlimited liability companies, as well as federal corporations, continuances, amalgamations and wind-ups.
Prior to joining McInnes Cooper, Sarah worked with a respected Nova Scotia firm, which included her leadership of the firm’s corporate and commercial group. Her commercial law expertise is focused on purchases and sales of businesses and secure transactions. She is also well-versed with taxation matters involving owner-manager structuring, relative to trusts, reorganizations and succession planning.
Sarah belongs to the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia’s Barristers’ Society, and Canadian Tax Foundation. She currently serves as the director of the King’s-Edgehill School’s board of governors and is also named chair to its governance committee. Additionally, she was formerly a director of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. Sarah was recognized as a “Corporate Lawyer to Watch” by Lexpert in its 2014 Guide to leading the US/Canada cross-border corporate lawyers in Canada.
Former board and executive member, and campaign chair and board member of the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce, and Colchester United Way, respectively; Sarah remains passionate about giving back to her community.
She is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia) Business Law Section, as well as its Legislation and Law Committee. She previously acted as a director with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Transition Board. Sarah has taught part-time at Dalhousie University and remains an active participant in various corporate law and tax conferences across the Atlantic provinces.
Sarah earned her B.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph (1995) before receiving her LL.B from Dalhousie University (2000). Capitalizing on educational opportunities, Sarah has also completed Parts I, II, and III of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) In-depth Tax Course.
B.A. (Economics), University of Guelph (1995)
LL.B., Dalhousie University (2000)
In-depth Tax Course, Parts I, II, and III, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
- Nova Scotia (2001)
- Prince Edward Island (2012)