Sarah Goldberg
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Sarah Goldberg

Associate
goldberg.sarah@dorsey.com

Overview

SARAH IS A LITIGATOR WHO HELPS CLIENTS NAVIGATE A BROAD RANGE OF COMPLEX LITIGATION MATTERS AND APPEALS.

Sarah’s practice focuses in the area of complex commercial litigation. Apart from general litigation matters, she regularly represents clients in litigation involving bankruptcy trustees and equity receivers.

Sarah also assists clients in litigation relating to activities on public lands. She represents industry clients in challenges to administrative decisions under the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act and other federal and state statutes.

She also draws on her appellate clerkship experience to assist clients in state, federal, administrative and bankruptcy appeals.

In addition to being an accomplished litigator, Sarah is an avid swimmer and triathlete and has completed three Ironman triathlons.

Education & Admissions

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2010), Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Highest honors; Articles Editor, Utah Law Review

Washington University in St. Louis (A.B., Chemistry, 2005), Member Varsity Swim Team

Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Judge Scott M. Matheson, Jr., 2011-2012
  • Colorado Supreme Court, Justice Nancy E. Rice, 2010-2011

Experience

Representative Litigation

General Commercial Litigation

  • Represented leasee in obtaining injunction enjoining landlord from leasing space to a competitor in violation of the lease
  • Represented oil and gas company in obtaining injunction against landowner interfering with operation of pipeline
  • Represented restaurant and its majority shareholders against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and defamation
  • Represent restaurant franchisee company against claim for fraudulent transfer
  • Represent purchaser of real estate in claim for fraudulent concealment and negligent misrepresentation in the sale of mobile home park

Trustee/Receivership Litigation

  • Represent liquidating trustee asserting claims for securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against former officers and directors of debtors
  • Represent technology company and former officers and directors in objection to proof of claim and against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities fraud
  • Represented family partnership and individual family members against claims for fraudulent transfer and ERISA withdrawal liability
  • Represented receiver of Ponzi scheme in recovering assets based on claims of fraudulent transfer

Public Lands Litigation

  • Represent mining company in challenge to lease modifications for a coal mine in Colorado and a challenge to an exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule
  • Represent mining company in challenge to mine plan
  • Represent mining company in challenge to issuance of lease expanding coal mine in Utah

News & Resources

Events & Speaking Engagements

Utah Employment Law Update & Dorsey's 2013 Employment Law Handbook

Select Presentations

  • "Utah Employment Law Update & Dorsey's 2013 Employment Law Handbook," May 1, 2013

Industries & Practices

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mining
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake- Board Member
  • Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association- Board Member
  • Participant in the Pro Bono Asylum Project

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2018-2019
Sarah Goldberg