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Sarah DiFranco

t: 704.342.5330

Sarah represents businesses, financial institutions, contractors, and material suppliers in a variety of litigation matters in both North Carolina and South Carolina in state and federal courts. She also represents landowners in condemnation actions.

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Sarah’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial, financial services, tort, construction, eminent domain/condemnation, and landlord tenant litigation.

Areas of Focus

+Eminent Domain & Condemnation

  • Represents landowners in condemnation disputes over the taking of property by eminent domain
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  • Represented clients in multiple jury and bench trials in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Experienced in all aspects of litigation including discovery, motions practice and alternative dispute resolution
  • Represents national assisted living facilities with licensing and litigation matters
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+Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

  • Represents banks and other financial institutions in negotiating workouts, modifications and forbearance arrangements with borrowers
  • Represents businesses and financial institutions in collection on delinquent accounts including prejudgment liens, injunctive relief, claim and delivery actions, foreclosures, judgments and post-judgement collections
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  • Represents contractors and material suppliers in construction disputes including contract, lien, and bond claims
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Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2007, magna cum laude

Emory University, B.B.A., 1999

+Notable Accomplishments

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (General Litigation), 2012

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Bar

Mecklenburg County Bar Association – Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2011; Fee Dispute Committee (current); Past chair of Communications Committee

American Bar Association

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

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