Sarah Manowitz

Executive Paralegal

 Sarah Manowitz joined Transcendent Law Group as an intern in May 2021 through Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement. Sarah is currently a senior majoring in General Legal Studies, aspiring to obtain her J.D. upon graduation. Sarah holds a 3.88 GPA, has been awarded the Elmo and Margaret Waltzer Scholarship, is a member of the Tulane Academic Honor Board, Alpha Sigma Lambda Academic Honor Society, and Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honor Society in Paralegal Studies. Although born in New York, Sarah has called New Orleans home since 2001, when she led successful campaigns as a Community Organizer for The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (“ACORN”). Sarah’s professional experience includes being commissioned by and for the State of Louisiana as a Civil Law Notary with state-wide jurisdiction, extensive public policy advocacy for the alcohol beverage outlet and hospitality industry, union and community organizing. 

 Sarah has previously served as the first female General Manager of Oz New Orleans, the Gulf South’s largest LGBTQ+ dance club and show bar. Ms. Manowitz has also previously co-owned Betty’s Bar and Bistro in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Founded as well asco-owned The Volstead Lounge and Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas, Spitfire in New Orleans, LA, and co-op, The Back to Back Café in Portland, Oregon. As both a legal professional and owner/operator of multiple alcohol beverage outlets, Sarah brings a unique perspective and skill set in understanding the legal and human resource challenges faced by the hospitality industry, specializing in alcohol beverage outlet law, compliance, permitting, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Likewise, Ms. Manowitz’s experience as a Community Organizer also provides a wealth of expertise in union related matters. In 2020, Sarah was a key leader in the establishment of the Crescent City Meal Assistance Program which assisted those suffering from food insecurity as a result of the recent Covid-19 pandemic. In recognition for her efforts in the area of food security, Sarah has been named a 2021 Top Female Achiever by New Orleans Magazine as well as awarded a Proclamation from New Orleans City Council in recognition of her service to the community. Sarah was also chosen as a 2021 Fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics and is an avid public speaker on equality issues including but not limited to gender, class, education, and sexuality. In 2023, Ms. Manowitz was a featured speaker at the prestigious Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas, Nevada as co-presenter of the seminar “The Top 10 Things Bars and Restaurants Need to Know”. Sarah enjoys the challenge of working within the Firm’s multi-disciplinary practice areas and is especially drawn to Alcohol Beverage Outlet Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, General Counsel, Education & Charter School Law, Startup & Entrepreneurship Law, Civil Rights Law, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion implementation and training.

“As a woman, non-traditional student, and LGBTQIA identifying person, I knew that I did not want to learn the practice of law from a traditional firm. Transcendent Law Group, and specifically the mentorship provided to me by the founder, Michelle Craig, has taught me that with alternative perspective comes strength, and the unique ability to help others. Michelle challenges all of us to engage in personal and professional development and strongly encourages to contribute those experiences back to the firm so that we can continue to expand and evolve our knowledge base in accordance with our mission to give our clients the best legal experience and representation possible. Because of the guidance and support that I receive at TLG, I have the daily opportunity to sharpen my skills as a paralegal and civil law Notary and gain invaluable insight as I endeavor to become a future attorney.”

Sarah Manowitz
Executive Paralegal

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