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People on the Move: Sarah H. Abbott

Abbott joined Ireland Stapleton in January of 2021 and is a business, regulatory, and real estate attorney in the Firm’s Grand Junction office. In her practice, she advises clients on corporate governance, regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, and contract negotiations, as well as represents clients in settlement negotiations and mediations. In addition to her business practice, Sarah handles real estate transactions and development.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah as our newest director. Over the last couple of years, she has added tremendous value to the Firm and its clients around Montrose and across the Western Slope. She has the in-depth legal experience, skills, and leadership qualities to make an excellent director, and we look forward to having her step into this new role,” said Managing Director Erica Tarpey.

Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, Abbott served as in-house general counsel for a hemp/CBD company; worked in private practice in Montrose, Colorado, where she advised companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, and retail industries; and served as in-house counsel for a Denver-based subsidiary of The Carlyle Group. She is an active member of her community and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Montrose Regional Hospital and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montrose Community Foundation. She also serves on the Planned Giving Council for HopeWest Hospice. Abbott earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.



Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC is a full-service Colorado commercial law firm with offices in Denver and Grand Junction. Founded in 1926, the Firm provides legal advice to businesses, individuals, and government entities on business, litigation, real estate, employment, intellectual property, environmental, energy, estate planning, special districts, tax, government relations, and regulatory affairs matters. The Firm is the Colorado member of the global law firm network, SCG Legal. The network is an effective tool for identifying and providing local counsel for clients worldwide. Member firms of SCG Legal practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law. To learn more about Ireland Stapleton, go to