Sarah Koch (formally Bowman) was born and raised in Medicine Hat, but she did not always want to be a lawyer. She was initially studying at the Health Sciences Center at the University of Calgary, but after giving it some thought and a conversation with her father, she decided to give law a try, switched her major and started her journey to law school.
Sarah graduated from the University of Calgary in 2008, wrote the Law School Admissions Test, and was accepted into Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba. She graduated from Robson Hall in 2011 and went on to article with a large national law firm in Calgary. After articling for a year, Sarah was admitted to the Alberta Bar.
In 2013, Sarah decided she was ready to come home to Medicine Hat to be closer to her family, a decision she describes as a “TSN turning point” in her life. After meeting with Pat Bishop and Reg Bolton in early 2013, she knew she wanted to be a permanent fixture in their office. Sarah ultimately made the move and joined Bolton Bishop in June 2013 where she practiced as an associate until June 2015, when she became partner alongside Pat Bishop.
As a partner at Bishop Koch, Sarah enjoys being accessible to her clients and she prides herself in responding to clients, colleagues and business associates in a timely manner. Some people are intimidated by the thought of going to a law office to meet with a lawyer, but Sarah receives feedback on a regular basis that she makes clients feel comfortable and relaxed.
With the experience she gained in Calgary, working on large real estate deals, she is confident in her proficiency in handling corporate, commercial and real estate transactions, whether those transactions concern agricultural, corporate or residential clients. Since practicing in Medicine Hat, she has also gained a great deal of experience drafting wills, working with clients to develop succession and estate plans, administering estates and acting on behalf of purchasers and vendors in respect of share and asset sales.
When she is not in the office, Sarah gives back to the community that has given so much to her. She currently sits on the board for the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce and the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services and she is a member of the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat. She also volunteers with the Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre, which is an organization that provides free legal consultations with people in the community.
If she is not working or volunteering, you will find Sarah spending time with her family, at the yoga studio, on the golf course, out for a run or watching sports.