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Sarah M. Curtis

Partner

Sarah Curtis’ practice focuses on government contractors, particularly Alaska Native and Native American-owned businesses. She advises clients on various matters, including transactional, governance and strategy, shareholder relations, employment, and government contracting compliance. In addition, Sarah assists clients in navigating the intricacies of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s business development programs.

 

Sarah’s unique experience in the government contracting industry enables her to provide practical advice to clients engaged in government contracting or desiring to do so, particularly through the Small Business Administration’s business development programs.   She has advised boards and management in strategy and methodology in working as, and with, small businesses.

 

Prior to joining Nichols Liu, Sarah served as the Chief Executive and Legal Officer at Choctaw Global, overseeing and guiding its subsidiaries that engage in direct investments, architecture, and government contracting in the fields of manufacturing, professional staffing, base operations support, and contingency operations. She also worked as a government contracts attorney at Holland & Knight and Patton Boggs.

 

Sarah has also published numerous articles and presented at conferences on topics ranging from entity structure to teaming agreements and past performance for government contractors.

 

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. 2007
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D. 2006
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A. 2000

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Alaska State Bar
  • Regular presenter at the National 8(a) Association Conferences in Anchorage, Alaska & Orlando, FL, 2014-2017
  • Descendant Enrollment, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Leadership Forum, Anchorage, Alaska, December 2017
  • Regular presenter for the Small Business Administration Alaska District Office, Anchorage, Alaska, 2015-2017
  • Choice of Entity Structures, RES Regional Conference, Tulalip, Washington, 2017
  • Alaska Native Village Corporation Association Conference Anchorage, Alaska, 2017

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