Sara Butcher is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department of Sklar Kirsh LLP. Sara’s practice focuses on representing both private and public company clients and private equity firms in connection with the structure and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across various industries and business lines. Sara also has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, entity formations, general corporate governance matters and a wide range of commercial contracts including marketing, distribution and licensing agreements as well as executive employment agreements and equity incentive plans.
Sara began her career as a corporate lawyer with Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, where she practiced from 2009 until 2015, when she relocated to Los Angeles. Prior to joining Sklar Kirsh LLP in 2019, Sara practiced at Winston & Strawn LLP’s Los Angeles office.
Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Sara attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned degrees in Finance, International Studies and Spanish, cum laude, in 2006. Sara received her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, where she was a member of the DePaul Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
Sara is a member of the State Bars of California and Illinois (currently on voluntary inactive status). She is also a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and has was selected by ACG as a Rising Star for 2016/2017.
Sara enjoys serving others in the community, spending time at the beach with her husband and son, travelling, cycling, hiking and yoga.
"I have worked with Sklar Kirsh on more than 20 transactions and they always provide outstanding service, are consistently responsive, and possess strong legal and business knowledge. Protecting the client is their top priority, while they simultaneously appreciate the need to be flexible and fluid in a transaction. Sklar Kirsh brings a deep network of relationships and wealth of experience to each transaction. I especially appreciate their ability to look at a deal from both a legal perspective as well as an investor's."
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