Sarah J. Applegate concentrates her practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She frequently represents lenders and other creditors, as well as purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy, and in some situations, debtors or trustees in bankruptcy. She practices in both state and federal courts, representing clients as secured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation involving commercial transactions. She also assists clients with both commercial and residential real estate foreclosures, replevins, non-judicial repossessions and sales of personal property, liquidation of SBA-guaranteed loans, non-judicial workouts, and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Sarah received her Juris Doctor, with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2018, where she was a member of the Nebraska Law Review and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Contracts, Criminal Law, Copyright Law, Insurance Law and Mediation. While in law school she participated in the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she advised small and start-up businesses on entity formation, contract drafting, and intellectual property protection. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts, with high distinction, in Psychology in 2016. While in college, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and remains involved as an alumna.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. Psychology, 2016
- University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2018
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Omaha Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Bar & Court Admissions
- Nebraska, 2018
- Iowa, 2018
- U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2018
- Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2019
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2019