Sarah B. Kovenock

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Commercial Real Estate

Sarah’s practice focuses on general corporate work for small to medium sized businesses. She advises her clients in all areas of the business lifecycle including entity formation, financing, contracting, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters. She enjoys working with clients who are passionate about their own businesses in part because she has been surrounded by family businesses much of her life. Sarah’s father started and grew a research firm during her childhood. Her husband is the third generation in his family’s industrial contracting company. Sarah understands firsthand how challenging and rewarding family businesses can be.

Sarah is originally from Maine and received her B.A. from Columbia University in New York in 2002. After college, she worked as a corporate legal assistant at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC in New York, primarily with the finance practice group. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2009.

After law school, Sarah spent several years as corporate counsel for a publicly traded company headquartered in St. Louis where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, compliance and government regulation, and commercial contracting.

  • Washington University School of Law – J.D. (2009)
  • Columbia University (Columbia College) – B.A. (2002)
  • Attorney, KWS Law (2016)
  • Corporate Counsel, ViaSystems, Inc. (2010-2016)
  • Clinical Education Consultant, Washington University School of Law (2009)
  • Summer Clinical Fellow, WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (2008)
  • Summer Law Clerk, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (2007)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Columbia Alumni Association
  • Jewish Federations of North America:  National Young Leadership Cabinet
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis:  Professional Society, Women’s Initiative Committee, and Leadership Advisory Council
  • Missouri (2009)


Sarah lives with her husband, Brad Gross, and their two children and dog. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family, skiing, golfing, biking, volunteering and traveling.

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