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Sarah Longson

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." — Mark Twain

Sarah Longson has been practicing law since 1985, and joined the firm as a shareholder in 2005.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Longson was a partner in a downtown law firm where she practiced for over 18 years.  Her practice focuses on general business and corporate law, as well as creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law.  Ms. Longson is a proud alumna of Lehigh University (B.S., B.A. with honors, 1982) and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1985).

Ms. Longson represents and counsels clients in all areas of business law, including formation of business entities, business growth and management, mergers and acquisitions, partner relations, and negotiation of business transactions of all sorts, including the purchase and sale of existing businesses, real estate transactions, and loan transactions. In addition, Ms. Longson has significant experience representing and counseling technology firms, drafting software license agreements, hosting and servicing agreements and other related agreements.   Ms. Longson’s clients include large lending institutions, medical practices, medical equipment distributors, consulting firms, technology firms, as well as individuals.  Ms. Longson also represents businesses and individuals in matters involving creditors’ rights, workouts and bankruptcy, and has substantial experience in complex commercial foreclosures.

Ms. Longson is a former member of the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, and has extensive experience in bankruptcy law.  She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland from 1999 – 2005, and served as treasurer and vice-president.  Ms. Longson is also a member of the Business Law Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association and previously chaired the Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency subcommittee. Ms. Longson speaks regularly on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and other matters and is a frequent faculty member for seminars conducted on the subject for other lawyers.  Ms. Longson is a current member of the Board of Trustees for The First Tee – Baltimore and the Country Club of Maryland Board of Directors, and a former board member and officer of the Ruxton Country School Board of Trustees.

Ms. Longson resides in Baltimore City with her family, and is an avid and devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.