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Sarah  F.  Sparrow

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas
Banking & Commercial Transactions
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights
Litigation
Profile

Sarah F. Sparrow has over thirty years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law with the majority of her experience in Chapter 11 business reorganizations and Chapter 7 litigation.   She is Board Certified in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law (by the North Carolina State Bar since 1996 and the American Board of Certification since 2007).  She has represented numerous parties including lenders, equipment lessors, unsecured creditors, general contractors, subcontractors, creditor committees, landlords  and purchasers of estate assets.    She has extensive experience representing parties with regard to bankruptcy litigation including preferences, fraudulent transfers, relief from the automatic stay, dischargeability, officer and director liability and intellectual property issues.  She has represented clients in bankruptcy courts in North Carolina and in other states.  She began her career by serving as law clerk to Bankruptcy Judges Rufus W. Reynolds and Jerry G. Tart, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina.

Industries represented include:

-       Automotive
-       Furniture
-       Construction
-       Telecommunications
-       Chemical
-       Environmental
-       Aviation
-       Real Estate

Education
  • J.D., University of North Carolina
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S.N., Duke University
Licensure
  • North Carolina
Admissions
  • North Carolina Courts
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Federal Courts of North Carolina
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Honors
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law for 2018.
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy: Business for 2014 - 2017; listed in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights for 2010 - 2013
  • Received "Top 10" Attorney Award for North Carolina 2014 by The National Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Business Leader Media's 2010 Women Extraordinaire
  • Johnston Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional Organizations
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Carolinas Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Chair 2011 and 2012; Board 2007-2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Council member 2010-2013
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Contact Us
  • 100 North Greene St. Suite 600
  • Greensboro, NC 27401
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  • P.O. Box 2888
  • Greensboro, NC 27402
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  • Phone: 336.378.1431
  • Fax: 336.274.6590
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