Sara Finigan

Partner

Sara Finigan has developed a successful practice helping both corporate and individual clients develop and implement strategies to navigate complex business matters. She represents businesses in financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and employee and executive compensation. She also counsels individuals and business entities in both public and private securities transactions.

Sara is co-chair of the Business practice group, and brings in-depth experience to clients of all sizes, from startups and emerging ventures to publicly held companies. She regularly acts as an informal outside general counsel for companies that have chosen not to appoint a general counsel, advising them on a broad spectrum of business and contract matters.

In addition to her extensive expertise in business and corporate issues, Sara advises issuers and investors on all aspects of transactions in public and private securities. She counsels her clients in all stages of U.S. and international securities transactions from pre-transaction planning through initial issue, resale, and exit strategy.

Joint venture enterprises are a significant part of Sara's practice, and she has particular expertise in advising developer clients on the negotiation and funding of joint ventures for the development of real property.

Professional Activities

Sara serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and as a member of the applicant screening committee of Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, a program of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Education

Sara received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida (1994) and her law degree from Santa Clara University (1997).

Honors & Awards

Sara was named a Top 100 Lawyer in California in 2016 by the Daily Journal, and received the 2010 James T. Caleshu Award for outstanding services to Legal Services for Entrepreneurs.

Case Studies

Aviation

Coblentz has done both corporate and litigation work with several aviation industry leaders in the Bay Area. 

Teaming with Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, we advised Sky Holding Company, LLC, a full-service aircraft leasing platform, in the recent formation of Jackson...

San Francisco 49ers

The work we’ve done as lead real estate and corporate counsel for the San Francisco 49ers and its affiliates includes large, complex, and seemingly impossible deals: everything from an ownership reorganization to a major real estate and land use project to advising on complex property and...