Sarah J. Knutson
Sarah J. Knutson
Sarah concentrates her practice in corporate and business transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate services.
Sarah provides clients with advice and guidance at all stages of the sale or purchase of a business including drafting and negotiating letters of intent, purchase or sale agreements and financing documents. In addition, she has extensive experience advising clients in entity formation, corporate governance, and commercial and real estate contracting matters.
Sarah also assists health care clients in the purchase or sale of practices as well as entity formation, preparation of shareholder agreements and general contract drafting and negotiation.
Early in her legal career, Sarah practiced personal injury and business litigation. She now uses this experience to help clients avoid and navigate through litigation matters.
Sarah’s background and experience allows her to understand a client’s goals and to provide sound, practical legal advice to achieve those goals. Sarah also brings this litigation experience to our Title IX team, which assists schools and colleges in meeting Title IX regulations. As a former collegiate athlete, she offers unique insight into the Title IX process and is trained by ATIXA as a hearing decision-maker.
Sarah has been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list every year since 2013. Recognition on this list is based upon peer designation and is only awarded to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Star selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors; only 2.5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are chosen each year.
J.D., 2011, Marquette University
B.S., cum laude, 2005, University of Wisconsin – Stout
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
Member, Fox Valley Technical College – Small Business Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee
Volunteer, State Bar of Wisconsin High School Mock Trial, 2011-current
Basketball Coach, Special Olympics of Wisconsin, 2013-2017
More About Sarah
After earning her undergraduate degree, Sarah worked in commercial banking and then purchased Cumberland Hardware & Lumber, Inc. with her brother, who still owns the business. With the business in good hands, Sarah was able to pursue her law degree. After practicing in Milwaukee for 8 years, Sarah and her family moved to Appleton to be closer to extended family. In her spare time, Sarah keeps busy chasing around her three young sons, playing basketball in the driveway and traveling to visit family.