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Sarah B. Kovenock

Corporate, Mergers & 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.

After law school, Sarah spent several years as corporate counsel for a publicly traded company headquartered in St. Louis where she concentrated in commercial contracting, mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, compliance and government regulation. She decided to attend law school after working for a few years as a legal assistant, primarily with the finance practice group of a large New York law firm.

Education ▾

  • Washington University School of Law – J.D. (2009)
  • Columbia University (Columbia College) – B.A. (2002)

Legal Background ▾

  • Attorney, KWS Law (2016)
  • Corporate Counsel, Via Systems Inc. – now TTM Technologies, 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 Federation of St. Louis, Cardozo Society
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Millstone Fellow
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Planning and Allocation Committee
  • Women’s Law Initiative


  • Missouri (2009)

Sarah Kovenock with family

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