Sara A. Lima



  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2002, J.D., cum laude; Recipient of the Albert Friedman Award; Paul Willig Scholar; Temple Beasley Scholar, Member of the Law Review
  • Vassar College, 1999, B.A., cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Sara is a member of the firm's State Tax Group. Sara's practice includes state tax appeals and litigation in the corporate, bank franchise, sales and use tax, and unclaimed property areas. She is a frequent speaker on unclaimed property issues, as well as on issues affecting the financial services sector. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries, and has experience practicing before administrative tax boards in several states, as well as before state and federal courts.

Sara's pro bono practice focuses on representing children in various immigration matters. She has been successful in assisting children obtain asylum status, permanent residence, and humanitarian parole and her work in this area has been featured on ABC, CBS, and Fox news programs.

Sara is a Board Member of Nationalities Service Center, a non-profit organization providing social, educational, and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 2005 - Dechert
  • 2002 - Blank Rome

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization - Professional Development Committee