Clients appreciate Sara Clasper’s efficiency, knowledge and commitment as she helps them navigate complex business decisions to maximize their growth. Through the NEXT platform, she typically represents early-stage seed and emerging growth companies and helps position them for success. Sara advises local and national companies on private equity, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, compliance issues, capital raises, equity compensation and other general corporate matters. Sara effectively balances efficiency with risk mitigation in her deal transactions. Prior to her work with NEXT, Sara spent 6 years as a persuasive litigator, honing her problem solving and negotiation skills and deepening her understanding of the type of contractual provisions that can eventually lead to disputes. This unique background for a transactional attorney enables her to anticipate the potential hurdles that a business transaction may encounter and foresee the importance and implications of each element of a deal during negotiations. Sara also serves as outside general litigation counsel for an international real estate investment trust in the hospitality industry. Sara lives in Montgomery County with her husband, son and rescue lab. When she is not working, she enjoys running, reading and traveling.