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Sarah North

Sarah North

Attorney at Law

South Strafford
Vermont
Licensed in
VT, NH
Vermont Law School
About
Sarah helps businesses with startup issues, data privacy, compliance, and contracts. As both former outside and in-house counsel to a large, national direct marketing firm, she has years of experience advising multiple business units on privacy, compliance, and contract matters. She enjoys using this experience to help smaller startup companies with legal matters ranging from LLC formation to domain name disputes.

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Sarah lives and works in Vermont but has served clients remotely
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18
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North Law PLC

Attorney/Owner

Oct 2015 - Present

Solo attorney advising small businesses and individuals in business formation, contract drafting/negotiating, and civil court matters. Advise and represent individual clients in probate, juvenile, and civil matters including adult and minor guardianships, CHINS, landlord/tenant disputes, probate litigation, and disability issues.

Oct 2015 - Present

Vermont Law School

Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Taught persuasive legal writing, legal reasoning, and legal research to first year law students.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

State of Vermont

Adult Protective Services Investigator

Jul 2011 - May 2014

Investigated reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults, implemented protective services, and submitted investigative reports analyzing whether facts and allegations supported substantiation of abuse. Filed petitions for involuntary guardianship and complaints for relief from abuse and supported vulnerable adults at court and administrative hearings.

Jul 2011 - May 2014

Simplweb

General Counsel & Business Manager

Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Advised web startup company on legal issues including contracts, dispute resolution, and compliance. Provided administrative, bookkeeping, and accounting support.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Joomlashack

General Counsel & Business Manager

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Advised web startup on issues including contract review and drafting, dispute resolution, corporate filings, trademark issues, transactions, and employment issues. Responsible for payroll, employee benefits, bookkeeping, insurance, online customer billing support, and event planning. Negotiated sale of business assets to foreign buyer and advised company throughout due diligence investigation.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Harte-Hanks

Contracts Attorney

Nov 2006 - Aug 2007

Drafted and negotiated contracts with business customers and vendors. Advised general counsel on applicability of data privacy laws and regulations.

Nov 2006 - Aug 2007

Vermont Law School

Legal Writing Specialist

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Provided individual legal writing instruction to law students.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Law Office of Charles Platto PLLC

Associate

Aug 2000 - May 2006

Advised businesses on applicability of data privacy laws and regulations, developed compliance manuals, drafted and negotiated contracts, provided employee training on data privacy; responded to consumer complaints and government investigations; assisted general counsel with various issues including dispute resolution. Engaged in all aspects of complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation.

Aug 2000 - May 2006

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