PORTLAND, Ore. (July 7, 2021) – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. is excited to announce that Sara Sayles has joined the firm, adding considerable knowledge and experience in real estate law to Schwabe’s deep bench.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sara to the Schwabe team. She has a breadth of knowledge and experience that is certain to be an asset to our real estate practice and the clients we serve,” said Stephanie Holmberg, Real Estate and Construction Industry Group Leader at Schwabe.
Sara is an accomplished real estate transactional attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience working in multiple jurisdictions. She advises developers, landowners, and landlords on land use matters, commercial leases, property sales, and community association matters. Her industry knowledge extends to preparing, reviewing, and negotiating real estate documents and contracts. Sara builds relationships with her clients to understand their objectives and strategically meet their goals, using her broad industry background to champion her clients’ causes in the field.
“I am excited to have joined Schwabe’s extraordinary Real Estate and Construction industry group,” Sara said. “I look forward to building relationships with our clients in Oregon, Washington, and California and strategically counseling them on their real estate needs and objectives.”
Early in her legal career, Sara was an Assistant Attorney General for the American Samoa Office of the Attorney General. There, she worked with the U.S. Department of Labor to bring the territorial government into compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and acted as in-house counsel to various government departments. Prior to her time in American Samoa, Sara represented California hospitals and inpatient psychiatric facilities in medical malpractice actions. Sara’s extensive and varied background helps her to pivot quickly to address a broad range of client needs.
Sara is a member of the Oregon Washington Community Association Managers (OWCAM), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Women in Commercial Real Estate (CREW), and Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLs). She was named an Oregon Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2019 and 2020 and was on Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” list in 2020.
Sara graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School with her Juris Doctor degree and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder.
About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based on a deep industry focus. We provide a wide range of legal services to our clients through comprehensive, proactive, and industry-focused advice to help them achieve their goals. We focus on six industry groups: Real Estate and Construction; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology; Transportation, Ports, and Maritime; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. With nearly 170 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional law firms, with offices in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.
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