Sarah B. Boehm Counsel

Sarah's practice focuses on representing corporate debtors, secured creditors, lenders, and unsecured creditors in a variety of business Chapter 11 cases. She has had significant involvement in most of the large Chapter 11 cases filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. Sarah also has experience representing a variety of creditors in matters involving Chapter 5 causes of action, automatic stay and discharge injunction violations, and bankruptcy-related Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act matters. Sarah also enjoys guest lecturing at the University of Richmond School of Law and the American University Washington College of Law.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP, Sarah worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr., Chief Judge, and the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley, both from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Experience

Represent Fifth Third Bank in Paper Source

Represent Ad Hoc Crossover Noteholder Group in Alpha Media

Represent Ad Hoc Group of Secured Noteholders in Guitar Center

Represent Non-RSA Term Lender Group in Ascena Retail Group

Represent Administrative Agent for Prepetition ABL Secured Parties in Chinos Holdings (JCrew)

Represent Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management LLC in Le Tote

Represent co-chair of unsecured creditors committee in Intelsat

Represent secured lender in LeClairRyan

Represent DIP Lenders in Toys “R” Us

Represent DIP Lenders in Gymboree

Represent Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and RMS Titanic, Inc. as special litigation counsel for debtors (M.D. Fla.)

Represent DIP Lenders in Penn Virginia Corporation

Represent DIP Lenders in Alpha Natural Resources

Represent DIP Lenders in Patriot Coal II

Represent unsecured creditors committee in Xinergy Ltd. (W.D. Va.)

Represent AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent Circuit City Stores, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent US Airways Group, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor (2002 and 2004 cases)

Represent Workflow Management, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent Ennstone Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent A. Wimpfheimer & Bro., Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent Brill Media Company, LLC as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent Motient Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor

Represent secured lender in Movie Gallery, Inc.

Represent unsecured creditors committee in Rowe Furniture, Inc.

Represent chairperson of unsecured creditors committee in FLYi, Inc. (Del.)

Represent unsecured creditors committee in NTELOS, Inc.

Represent independent directors in breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer litigation in Orion Healthcorp, Inc. (E.D.N.Y.)

Represent purchaser and secured creditor in aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer litigation in Delta Career Education Corp.

Represent Freddie Mac in HOA lien foreclosure litigation in Nevada

National bankruptcy counsel for Sprint, including sale transaction and resulting litigation in RadioShack (Del.)

National bankruptcy counsel for leading financial institution regarding mortgage, servicing and loss mitigation matters

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, cum laude, Senior Notes and Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2000
  • Miami University, BA, 1995

Board of Governors, Bankruptcy Section, Virginia State Bar, Chair, 2018-2019; Vice-Chair, 2017-2018; Secretary, 2016-2017; Executive Committee, 2019-2021; Newsletter Editor, 2013-2016

Bankruptcy Section, Richmond Bar Association, Chair, 2019-2020; Vice-Chair 2018-2019; Secretary/Treasurer, 2017-2018; Executive Committee, 2015-2017

Member, Richmond Bankruptcy Bar Liaison Committee, 2018-present

Member, Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009-2011

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, Author; Newsletter Editor, Business Reorganization Committee, 2008-2010

Virginia Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Chair, 2008-2010; Membership Co-chair, 2011-2012

  • Speaker, "Recent Case Law Developments for Bankruptcy Practitioners," Virginia Continuing Legal Education Annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, March 2021
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments for Advanced Bankruptcy Practitioners," 34th Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice, September 2019
  • Speaker, "Retail Is Booming (in Bankruptcy)," ABI, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, July 2017
  • Speaker, "Litigating in the Bankruptcy Courts," Virginia Continuing Legal Education Webcast, July 2011
  • Speaker, "Computers, Ghosts and Other Ethical Issues," TBBA 19th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, February 2011
  • Speaker, "Landlord/Tenant Issues in Bankruptcy," Sterling Educational Series, October 2008
  • Speaker, "Effect of Bankruptcy on Enforcing and Collecting Judgments," Lorman Educational Services, September 2008
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2022

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2015-2021

Named to "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, Virginia Business, 2009-2012, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020

Named to “Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers,” Thompson Reuters, 2016, 2021

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Bankruptcy: Business, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2021

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2013

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