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Bulkley Richardson’s Business and Finance Department Welcomes a New Attorney

Springfield, Mass. – Bulkley Richardson is pleased that Sarah K. Willey has joined the firm as Counsel in the Business and Finance Department and as a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and Employment Law Practice Group.

We are pleased to welcome Sarah to Bulkley Richardson,” said Peter Barry, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Her broad experience will provide our firm with added depth in a number of key areas.”

“Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm,” said Scott Foster, Chair of Bulkley Richardson’s Business and Finance Department. “Adding Sarah to our team will enhance our ability to continue to provide the outstanding representation that our clients have come to expect.”

Sarah’s practice focuses on advising clients in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, and corporate structuring of businesses in regulated industries. She counsels clients in protecting and maximizing their intellectual property via trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. Sarah also assists businesses with designing, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries and clients including architecture and engineering firms, defense, firearms and safety / security companies, physician and dental groups, surgical institutions, biotechnology and medical device companies, entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs, closely-held / family businesses, restaurant and bar owners, equestrian facilities / family farms, crafters, gourmet markets, artists and musicians. She also possesses a deep understanding of manufacturing processes and continuous improvement methodologies, which have served her well in several industries.

She has successfully represented employers in a variety of employment matters before the MCAD, EEOC, and State and Federal courts; she has also represented businesses and licensed professionals before a variety of State and Federal agencies, including the ATF, the U.S. Dept. of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, and the respective Boards of Registration of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Medicine.

Prior to joining Bulkley Richardson, Sarah was a partner and chair of a business practice group of a prominent Boston law firm. She also served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a firearms manufacturing company.

Sarah earned her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, and received her B.A. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and is based in Bulkley Richardson’s Springfield office.