Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC corporate attorney, Sarah W. Benedict, has been named a shareholder/director of the firm.

Ms. Benedict represents clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, real estate transactions, corporate governance, software licenses and other complex legal transactions. Ms. Benedict also works with both issues and investors in connection with a range of private placements and equity offerings, and counsels clients on corporate restructurings intended to meet their specific business needs.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah as our newest director and shareholder,” said Ireland Stapleton’s Managing Director Erica L. Tarpey. “Her experience in untangling complex business transactions is extensive and she is a great asset to our firm.”

Ms. Benedict has been with the firm since 2007. She earned her law degree from William & Mary and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Further, Ms. Benedict serves as a board member of the nonprofit adoption agency, Adoption Options.