Sarah Schenck is an associate in the Environment & Energy Strategies Practice Group. Sarah advises commercial, industrial, municipal, and tribal clients on a wide range of environmental and energy issues, including environmental due diligence in connection with buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, brownfield redevelopment, permitting and enforcement matters and renewable energy development projects.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Sarah was an associate at a large Milwaukee firm where she advised clients on all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisition and disposition of real estate, land use, zoning, eminent domain and licensing issues. Sarah also started the firm’s craft brewery, distillery and winery law practice.
During law school, Sarah completed the Environmental and Energy Law concentration and obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health in environmental health. She was a law clerk for the Department of the Interior, legal intern for the St. Croix River Association and research assistant for Professor Hari M. Osofsky, whose work focuses on energy and climate change regulation. She also developed curriculum for the first-year legal writing program and taught sections of the course for three years.
Admitted To Practice
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Bar Association Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Committee - Committee Newsletter Vice Chair (2017-present)
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude
Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa