Sarah Wesley Wheaton Associate

Sarah Wesley focuses her practice on private equity, debt finance and other corporate financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and dispositions, strategic collaborations, and general corporate matters. Leveraging a background in intellectual property law, gaming and technology law, and privacy law, she brings a diverse perspective when helping clients navigate emerging trends and regulations.

In the debt finance and private equity space, Sarah Wesley’s experience includes unitranche, second lien and mezzanine credit facilities, equity co-investments, and restructuring transactions. She also works with public and private companies, across industries, in connection with a variety of strategic transactions, as well as general corporate matters.

A recognized thought leader, Sarah Wesley is often asked by leading publications to provide insights on cybersecurity issues and trends.

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, Staff Member, Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, 2017
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Communications – New Media, minors in History and Global Cinema, Dean's List, 2012

Member, North Carolina State Bar

Member, Intellectual Property Section and Young Lawyers Division, North Carolina Bar Association

Co-Chair, Technology Committee of the Small Firm & Technology Section, NC Bar Association, 2019-Present

Member, Board of Trustees, 2017-2019; Co-Chair, The Gift of Education, 2019, Cape Fear Community College Foundation

  • Speaker, "Will Strategies to Prevent Conflict and Confusion," Estate Planning: Top 7 Tools to Know, National Business Institute, June 2019
  • Moderator, "A Conversation With Eugene Boyce, Watergate Attorney," Wake Forest Law School, April 2015
  • North Carolina

Sweet Sixteen, Wake Forest Trial Bar Competition, 2017

Scholarship Recipient, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, 2012

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