Sarah Longson has been practicing law since 1985, and is a shareholder in the firm. Her practice concentrates on general business and corporate law, as well as complex commercial disputes, 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 emerging and established companies in all areas of business law, including formation of entities, mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses, business governance, growth, and management, as well as drafting and negotiation of business transactions of all sorts, including the purchase and sale of existing businesses, and contracts for technology, construction, real estate, professional services, and loan transactions. Ms. Longson also has significant experience forming, representing, and counseling technology firms, as well as drafting software license agreements, hosting and servicing agreements, and other related agreements. She has also worked on engagements relating to cyber security, privacy, and policy matters.

Ms. Longson’s clients include software and IT companies, construction companies, home-improvement companies, government contractors, non-profit institutions, lending institutions, professional services companies (including accountants, medical practices, physical therapists, and medical services facilities) medical equipment distributors, consulting firms, as well as individuals.  Ms. Longson also represents businesses and individuals in matters involving complex commercial disputes, creditors’ rights, workouts and bankruptcy, and has substantial experience in complex commercial foreclosures. In addition, Ms. Longson has represented her clients in connection with trademark registration, copyrights, and licensing agreements relating to intellectual property, as well as cyberpolicies.

Ms. Longson is a former member of the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, and has extensive experience in bankruptcy law, having represented both secured and unsecured creditors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings and Chapter 7 proceedings.  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 business, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and other matters and is a frequent faculty member for seminars conducted for other lawyers. Ms. Longson recently participated on a panel for a Judicial training seminar.  Ms. Longson is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Citizensip Law Related Education Program; the Board of Trustees for The First Tee – Baltimore, the Country Club of Maryland Board of Directors, and a former board member and officer of the Ruxton Country School Board of Trustees.

Representative Engagements:

  • Merger of cyber security companies with combined assets of over $25 million
  • Registration and development of mascot trademark and licensing agreements for local colleges
  • Acquisition of medical practices by regional healthcare organizations
  • Representing members of LLC in complex international commercial litigation over rights to solar projects
  • Representing international steel company in loan refinancing and acquisition of smaller companies
  • Merger of quasi-governmental agencies with annual budgets in excess of $30 million
  • Negotiating government contracts and subcontracts in connection with Department of Defense prime contract in excess of $100 million
  • Sale of construction company with assets of over $10 million
  • Representation of technology companies in SaaS agreements, licensing agreements and consulting agreements
  • Representation of real estate developers in connection with acquisition of large unimproved parcels
  • Lehigh University (with honors, 1982)
  • University of Maryland School of Law (1985)
Court Admissions
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Recent Posts

President Trump Signs Law Easing PPP Forgiveness Restrictions
Posted On: 06/08/2020
On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed the PPP Flexibility Act  into law.  The Act is intended to address some of the flaws in the Payroll Protection Program and subsequent guidelines that were revealed after borrowers attempted to navigate the requirements for use of loan proceeds in order to qualify for loan forgiveness. The PPP […]
The SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, Instructions and Formal Guidance
Posted On: 05/28/2020
The SBA released the long-awaited PPP loan forgiveness application form and instructions, as well as Formal Guidelines replacing previous guidance on loan forgiveness. Loan Forgiveness Process A borrower must submit the Loan Forgiveness Application (SBA Form 3508) to its lender, together with necessary documentation identified in the application.  The lender will decide regarding loan forgiveness […]
SBA Issues New Guidance on PPP “Safe Harbor” for Loans Less Than $2 Million
Posted On: 05/14/2020
On April 23, 2020, following the disclosure that well-heeled companies like Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses, and the Los Angeles Lakers had applied for, and received, large PPP loans,  the SBA issued guidance providing that any PPP Borrower, and particularly large borrowers, risked being deemed to have filed the required good faith certificate of need […]

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