Sandy’s principal area of practice is corporate finance and securities law. She has represented clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private offerings of debt and equity securities, business separations, technology licensing and outsourcing transactions, private equity investments, venture capital financings, employee incentive plans, and general corporate matters including entity formation, reorganizations and ongoing business counseling.

Education and Background

  • Admitted to bar, 2002, Texas
  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 2002); Articles Editor, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance
  • Rice University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999) Phi Beta Kappa
  • Associate, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Houston, Texas (2002-2005); Associate and Shareholder, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, P.C., Austin, Texas (2005-2014)

Representative Experience

  • Counseling companies in connection with formation, governance matters and ongoing operations
  • Representing entities of various sizes in connection with mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing companies in connection with corporate finance matters, including private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Assisting companies with structural reorganizations
  • Representing shareholders in business separations
  • Counseling companies in connection with employment matters
  • Representing technology companies in connection with outsourcing negotiations
  • Representing non-profit entities in applying for and receiving recognition as entities exempt from taxation
  • Representing start-up and software companies in connection with licensing matters

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association


  • Horizons at Trinity, Board Member
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Annual Fund Class Co-Captain
  • SAFE Alliance, Board Committee Member and former Board Member
  • Austin Children’s Shelter, former Chair, Board of Directors
  • Huston-Tillotson University, former Trustee
“Sandy’s reliable knowledge, professionalism, and diligent scrutiny helped us successfully navigate the complexities and pace associated with year-over-year triple-digit growth. The perfect match for our company.” —CEO, Circular Energy
“Sandy is very client focused and a great problem solver. She suggests solutions that are creatively brilliant, yet practical.” —Associate General Counsel, Public Online Retail/Technology Company