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SaraPayne

Counsel

"I'm committed to exceptional work product and superior customer service, working daily to deliver value to clients as a trusted member of their professional team."

Overview

Biography

Sara is Barclay Damon’s cannabis team leader, managing a team of highly specialized attorneys across multiple practice areas. In addition to leading the cannabis team, she counsels clients on complex permitting and licensing; corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions; regulatory proceedings and compliance; corporate governance; and governmental relations. As a former entrepreneur, Sara is highly experienced in creating and implementing strategic and business plans; managing customers, employees, and capital; identifying, forming, and maintaining business-to-business and customer relationships; and planning and managing joint ventures and spin-out opportunities.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Cannabis Law Member
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Cannabis Law Digest, Contributing Editor
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C., Associate
  • Blue Highway, Inc., Consultant to General Counsel and Department of Business Development
  • Signature Stables, CEO and General Partner

Selected Honors

  • DataBird Research Journal, Top 250 Cannabis Law Experts, 2018
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Annual General Practice Section Meeting, “Overview of Cannabis Legalization in New York and Across the United States” CLE
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law, “Hot Topics in Cannabis Law 2019: Ethical Considerations When Assisting Cannabis Clients as a New York Attorney” CLE
  • National Business Institute, “Cannabis Law: Everything You Need to Know”
  • MedTech Association 2018 Annual Conference, “Cannabis Legalization: Lessons for Medical Device & Drug Development”
  • New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap CLE, “Cannabis Update: What Lawyers Need to Know About This Emerging Area of Law”

Selected Publications & Media

Press Releases

News

Events

Featured Media

Alerts

Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System Update

Alerts

#MeToo Continues Gaining Momentum as NYS Legislature Passes New Employment Discrimination Protections

Alerts

Planning for the End of LIBOR

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