Sara is a business restructuring, creditors' rights and bankruptcy attorney who concentrates her practice in a wide range of business restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including out-of-court workouts, cross-border insolvency cases and representations of debtors, creditors, landlords, lenders and purchasers in cases filed under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

She also advises senior managers and boards of directors of financially troubled companies with respect to restructuring strategies.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy amd Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023-2024
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business, 2023
      • Upstate New York Rising Star, Bankruptcy: Business, 2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, Local Rules Committee
  • IWIRC NY Shining Star, 2017
  • Syracuse 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2015

  • Mediating Mass-Tort Multiparty Matters: The Four Ms, ABI Annual Winter Leadership Conference, December 9, 2022
  • Supply Chain Disruptions, Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, August 5, 2022
  • Trends in Chapter 11 Cases, Including Release and Common
    Controversial Plan Provisions, and Small Business and
    Subchapter V Subchapter V Trustee, 18th Annual WNY
    Bankruptcy Conference, June 8, 2022
  • Transcript Withholding Compliance Webinar, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, May 26, 2022
  • COVID-19 @ Work: Straight Talk Series - Session V: Bankruptcy in the U.S., Employment Law Alliance, May 28, 2020
  • Panel Member, Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?, American Bankruptcy Institute 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Conference, August 3-5, 2017
  • Sterling Education Services, Inc., Landlord Tenant Law Seminar Bankruptcy Issues, 2013
  • Bankruptcy Law Update, Bond In-House Counsel CLE Series, April 2010
  • Bankruptcy Issues, New York State Bar Association Practical Skills Seminar, Collections and the Enforcement of Money Judgments, 2007

  • "Dynegy Parent Forced Into Bankruptcy," Bond Bankruptcy Report, July 17, 2012
  • "Subtenant Rights - Bankruptcy Court Takes a Practical Approach in Friendly Ice Cream Case," Bond Bankruptcy Report, May 22, 2012
  • "American Airlines Unions Seek Bankruptcy Court Intervention," Bond Bankruptcy Report, May 14, 2012
  • "Nondebtor Releases Permitted," Weil Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, August 2006
  • "No Private Right of Action Permitted Against Oversecured Lenders to Remedy Violations of Section 506(b)," Weil Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 9, September 2005

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Jewish Community Center of Syracuse
  • Advisory Committee Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic
  • Local Rules Committee Member, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York