Sarah Rivard Senior Attorney
- Startup and Emerging Technology
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Commercial & Tech Transactions
Sarah Rivard is a Senior Attorney representing emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries and technologies in startup formations, venture capital investments and debt financings, U.S. and international acquisitions and divestitures, exit transactions, board governance matters, strategic alliances, joint ventures, technology-based transactions and commercial agreements.
Sarah draws on her experience as in-house counsel at Starbucks Corporation to address client needs and align legal results with business objectives. While at Starbucks Corporation, Sarah was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, including the divestiture of foreign subsidiaries and licensing of rights to operate Starbucks stores in foreign markets, equity and debt financing transactions, commercial agreements and technology license agreements.
Prior to her in-house role, Sarah was an associate at Perkins Coie LLP and Dechert LLP, representing a diverse client base in the technology, life science, and food and beverage industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, public and private securities offerings, SEC compliance and reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and general corporate, business and securities law counseling. Sarah also advised venture capital and private equity firms as well as strategic partners in connection with investments in and acquisitions of emerging companies.
- Georgetown University Law Center, (J.D., cum laude)
- Johns Hopkins University (B.A., with honors)