Sarah is an Of Counsel attorney in the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group in the Austin office. Sarah represents non-profit and for-profit developers, public housing authorities, bond issuers, and other entities in transactions for the development of low income housing. Sarah has experience with a variety of financing sources and structures, including the use of 4% and 9% low income housing tax credits, CDBG funds, HOME funds, TCAP funds, conventional construction and permanent financing loans, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, mixed-finance, private activity bonds, local government grants and loans, and RAD rental assistance.
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah completed a fellowship with the Texas Facilities Commission, where she worked on real estate matters including right-of-way vacation, easement and lease agreements, and the agency’s Public-Private Partnership Guidelines. During law school, Sarah served as a clerk for The University of Texas Legal Services For Students, where she researched and evaluated landlord-tenant claims, and drafted demand letters. She also interned for Judge Barbara Hervey at the Criminal Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas and for Judge Brent Carr of Tarrant County.
- J.D., 2015, The University of Texas School of Law
- B.A., 2012, Political Science, Cum Laude, Texas Christian University
- Texas, 2015
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers
- Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities
- Austin Tenants’ Council – Board Member, May 2017-present
Honors and Awards
- Dean’s Achievement Award, Outstanding Student in Real Estate Transactions
- Presidential Scholarship, The University of Texas School of Law