Phone: 216.736.7272 Fax: 216.621.6536

Overview

Sarah advises clients on a variety of matters relating to securities law and general corporate law matters. She regularly assists publicly-traded corporate clients with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting and compliance, including preparing and filing periodic, current and annual reports. Sarah also counsels directors, executive officers and shareholders with Rule 144 compliance and beneficial ownership reporting requirements. She works with a team advising publicly-traded corporations on a wide range of transactions, including private and public offerings, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions.

The daughter of a nurse and paramedic, Sarah’s decision to pursue a law career was rooted in her long-held devotion to public service. She takes a holistic approach to each client matter to ensure that her work achieves both legal and business strategy goals.

Sarah is a devoted Clevelander who’s committed to supporting the growth of local businesses within the city, including in the Battery Park neighborhood where she currently lives. She can often be found rowing on the Cuyahoga River as a member of the Western Reserve Rowing Association. She’s a passionate alumnus of Miami University, where she and her husband met and became a so-called “Miami Merger” couple.

“I try to always put myself in the client’s position. I look at the whole person and the whole matter and make sure I’m doing what’s right for them and their business.” – Sarah R. D’Amore

 

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., 2013 magna cum laude
    • Certificate in Healthcare Law
    • Journal of Law and Health, Executive Editor
  • University of Dayton, Master of Public Administration, 2010
  • Miami University, B.A., Political Science, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, 2008
    • Exchange Student, John E. Dolibois European Center, Differdange, Luxembourg

Civic Involvement

  • Miami University Alumni Association, lifetime member
  • Legal Aid Society Partners in Justice, volunteer
  • Providence House PHriends Group, member
  • The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, former volunteer coordinator

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Representative Experience

  • Assists publicly-traded corporate clients with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting and compliance
  • Prepares and files periodic, current and annual reports
  • Counsels directors, executive officers and shareholders with Rule 144 compliance and beneficial ownership reporting requirements
  • Works with a team advising publicly-traded corporations on a wide range of transactions, including private and public offerings, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions
  • Represented a publicly-traded holding company operating local natural gas utilities in a $200 million merger with an energy infrastructure investment fund
  • Represented a publicly-traded utility holding company in a $92 million debt refinancing and simultaneous corporate reorganization of its utilities within a wholly-owned subsidiary
  • Counseled an executive in the negotiation of an employment agreement and stock award agreement as the incoming chief executive officer of a publicly-traded producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp
  • Successfully defended a publicly-traded company against a dissident shareholder in his proxy campaign to replace the board of directors
  • Assisted a publicly-traded utility company in connection with its $50 million shelf offering
  • Represented a publicly-held utility holding company with the $17 million sale of a subsidiary and its pipeline assets and related real estate, equipment and contracts
  • Assisted a publicly-traded utility holding company in a $5 million bridge loan
  • Assisted a publicly-traded utility holding company with a $2.7 million divestiture of two of its utilities
  • Counseled a publicly-traded utility holding company with the sale of its former corporate headquarters for $1.35 million and a $3 million bridge loan

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