Sarah Curtis Richmond

Partner

Sarah Richmond gives clients a great perspective.  Her experience has been earned in the representation of hundreds of emerging and established growth companies. Sarah helps clients look over the horizon, delivering the counsel clients need to make legal and broader business decisions with confidence, especially in areas new to them.

Sarah Richmond gives clients a great perspective.  Her experience has been earned in the representation of hundreds of emerging and established growth companies. Sarah helps clients look over the horizon, delivering the counsel clients need to make legal and broader business decisions with confidence, especially in areas new to them.

Background & Experience

Experience

The big picture on Sarah’s work

  • She’s a partner of many talents but she specializes in general corporate and legal services for high-tech companies and their investors.
  • She assists both start-ups and multi-state operators (MSOs) in the cannabis industry, having successfully closed dozens of cannabis-related mergers and acquisitions across multiple states.
  • She represents both emerging companies and investors in venture capital and “angel” financings, and advises both buyers and sellers in liquidity events.
  • Clients rely on Sarah for day-to-day corporate matters such as business organization, employment issues, structuring shareholder and financing arrangements, corporate governance and equity compensation arrangements.
  • In intellectual property matters, she has proven experience drafting and negotiating software licensing and development arrangements, and web-based agreements.

Sarah serves on Gesmer’s Executive Committee which manages the firm. Before joining the firm, Sarah was associated with Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) in Boston, where she specialized in corporate transactions and securities work for both public and private companies. Prior to that, she practiced law with Tomotsune, Kimura & Mitomi, a Japanese international finance law firm in Tokyo, where she represented clients engaging in international joint ventures and advised Japanese companies on United States corporate law.

Sarah is active in many non-profit organizations. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Women’s Archive, the Women’s Philanthropy Board of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanuel in Newton. She is the chair of the Attorneys’ Group for the Boston Club, and former co-chair of both the Corporate Law Committee and Communications Committee of the Boston Bar Association.

Outside the office Sarah enjoys movies, theater, and travel with family, loves to water ski, and would happily eat sushi every day.

Education/Training

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991  cum laude
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1988  Mathematics
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships

  • The Boston Club, Chair of Attorney Group
  • Women’s Bar Association

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
Awards & Accolades2020 New England Super Lawyers

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Awards & Accolades
2020 New England Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research of professional accomplishments, peer nominations and peer evaluations

2019 New England Super Lawyers
2018 New England Super Lawyers
2017 New England Super Lawyers
2016 New England Super Lawyers