Sarah K. Carpenter

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  • Associate at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP (62 Attorneys)
  • 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
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Biography

Sarah represents her clients From The Ground Up - from contract drafting and negotiation to issues of complex litigation. Sarah believes in truly learning and understanding each client’s particular set of facts and issues - the good and the bad - in order to help each and every client obtain the best yet most efficient outcome.

Sarah is experienced in matters of construction litigation. Specifically, Sarah represents contractors in matters involving changes, schedule delays and acceleration, defects, differing site conditions, payment disputes, and contract suspensions and terminations. Sarah has assisted her clients in achieving successful outcomes in mediation and arbitration proceedings as well as before state and federal courts and federal boards of contract appeals.

Sarah’s years of nation-wide litigation experience are pivotal in her ability to provide clients with advice from the onset of their project or venture and to assist her clients in understanding and avoiding pitfalls that often lead to litigation. In addition to representing her clients in the areas of construction law and litigation, Sarah also represents her clients in employment law matters that often arise in the world of construction - such as matters involving non-competition and non-solicitation issues, compliance with state and federal sick and family leave requirements, and general employment policies.

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2018

Articles & Publications

The Contract Disputes Act: What Every Contractor and Surety Professional Should Know, Part 1 of 2, Surety Bond Quarterly, Fall 2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3,
•The Contract Disputes Act: What Every Federal Government Contractor Should Know
•Potential Pitfalls Under the Contract Disputes Act for Federal Government Contractors

Presentations

•ASA-Smith Currie Corporate Wellness Seminar - June 1, 2018 - National Harbor, MD
•Virtual Seminar - Traditions and Innovation: What You Need to Know About Project Delivery Today - May 8, 2018

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Business
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-444-3910  Phone
https://www.smithcurrie.com
University Attended:
University of West Florida, B.A., Political Science
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2013
Admission:
2013, Florida; District Of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Memberships:
Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association; The Florida Bar Association; Northwest FL Association of Women Lawyers.
ISLN:
921977078

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