Sarah G. Powers

Problem Solver

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Real Estate
    •  Regularly represent clients in all stages of real estate purchase and sales transactions including contract drafting, negotiation, and due diligence
    • Experience in advising clients on and drafting and negotiating retail, industrial, office and commercial space leasing agreements
    • Knowledgeable in all facets of commercial development and construction, including bank financing, due diligence, site plan review, and dual closings
    • Provides legal guidance to clients in disputes related to easements, boundaries, and other title issues
Oil & Gas
    •  Drafted hundreds of drilling and division order title opinions on land throughout the U.S.
    • Experience in negotiating and drafting numerous oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, water purchase agreements, and pipeline right of way agreements
    • Assist multiple oil field service companies in acquiring and purchasing fresh and brackish water and sand from area landowners
Business & Corporate
    •  Provide regular counseling to business owners regarding entity formation, corporate governance, and contract review

BIO

Sarah Powers’ interest in the law began during her tenure as Congressional Liaison Assistant with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she acted as a liaison between DHS and Congress. Though Sarah ultimately left public service to practice law, her commitment to serving others and her clients has remained at the forefront of her practice. Drawing from her diverse background in governmental affairs, Sarah has a multidimensional approach to problem solving that is an asset in her practice areas, which include real estate, common business transactions, and oil and gas.

Sarah is not only licensed to practice law in Texas, but also Oklahoma, North Dakota, and Kansas which puts her in the unique position of being able to service oil and gas clients in many of the major shale plays. Despite having a multi-state practice, when not at the office, you can find Sarah happiest at home in Fort Worth with her husband, new baby, and dog, Buddy.

  • Education
    • Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri (B.A., 2004)
    • University of Tulsa Law School, Tulsa, Oklahoma (J.D., 2009)
  • Bar Admissions
    • State of Oklahoma (2009)
    • Supreme Court of Texas (2011)
    • State of North Dakota (2011)
    • State of Kansas (2013)
  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, (2013, 2014)
    • “Tarrant County Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2013, 2015)
    • “Tarrant County Top Attorneys With Under Five Years of Practice – Oil & Gas” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2012)
    • Chesapeake Energy Scholar (2007-2008)
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
    • Roundtable: Hot Energy & Water Issues 5th Annual Texas Wesleyan Law Review Energy Symposium, Fort Worth, Texas (March 2013)
    • Production Sharing Agreement: Problems or Solutions, Dalworth Association Division Order Analysts, Fort Worth, Texas (July 2013)
    • Water, It’s Not Just for Drinking, National Association of Royalty Owners –Texas Annual Conference, Austin, Texas (July 2013)
    • Pulling the “Plenary Authority” Card: The United States’ “Get Out of Jail Free Card” in Membership Disagreements with Indian Tribes, 43 Tulsa Law Rev. 119 (2008) (Indian Law Edition)
  • Memberships
    • State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section
    • Tarrant County Bar Association, Energy Section
    • American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Associate Member
    • Women’s Energy Network
  • Community Involvment
    • Leading Edge, Class of 2015
    • Junior League of Fort Worth, Active (2011-present)
    • Cook Children’s General Volunteer (2013-2014)
Sarah On vacation at Disney World with the family 2014.

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