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January 1, 2023

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce the promotions of three Senior Associates to Partner – Sarah E. Jones, Micah J. Nichols, and Ann Marie Woolwine. Prior to their Partner positions with the firm, all served as Senior Associates with Krieg DeVault in their respective practices.


Sarah E. Jones (Carmel, IN Office) – Sarah Jones started with the firm in 2015 and is a member of the Business, Acquisitions and Securities Practice and a member of the Real Estate Practice.  

She concentrates her practice in a blend of corporate and real estate transactions for a variety of established and start-up companies, banks, and individuals. Her practice focuses on representation of clients with complex legal transactions involving stock and asset sales, mergers, reorganizations, joint ventures, and other restructuring matters. Ms. Jones’ practice also includes advising clients with respect to general corporate matters such as entity formation and organization, procurement of diversity certifications (including Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and other similar certifications), governance matters, commercial contract negotiation, and other related aspects intended to help clients establish and grow their business. 

Ms. Jones’ experience also focuses on representation of a variety of commercial real estate matters, including representation of landlords and tenants for leasing matters, assisting developers, purchasers, and sellers with development, acquisitions and divestitures of commercial real estate, and other related real estate matters. Ms. Jones is active in a variety of professional organizations. She has been named a Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers, and she received the Indiana Lawyer’s Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer Award in 2021.

Micah J. Nichols (Carmel, IN Office) – Micah Nichols started with the firm in 2018, having prior law firm experience before joining Krieg DeVault’s Estate Planning Practice.  

Mr. Nichols is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, as certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board, and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, asset preservation, elder law, guardianships, trust and estate litigation, and general business.  Mr. Nichols has worked with families with nominal estates to those that have taxable estates (+$25,000,000 in net worth) and has developed sophisticated estate plans to minimize gift and estate taxes, to fulfill charitable goals, and safeguard assets for future generations.  Mr. Nichols is the Chair of the Indianapolis Zoo’s Planned Giving Committee, a member of the Professional Advisory Leadership Council of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America,© as “One to Watch” in the area of Trusts and Estates. He enjoys authoring and speaking on a wide variety of estate planning topics. 

Ann Marie Woolwine (Merrillville, IN Office) - Ann Marie Woolwine started with the firm in 2017, having prior law firm experience before joining the firm’s Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practice. 

She focuses her practice on advising both lenders and borrowers on complex commercial transactions and related issues. Her experience includes representation of owners and lenders in multi-family and mixed-use project transactions.  Ms. Woolwine serves on the Board of Directors of Opportunity Enterprises, Inc., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America,© as “One to Watch” in Real Estate Law, has been named a Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers, and has been a past award recipient of the Times Media Company’s 20 Under 40 Class.

About Krieg DeVault LLP
Krieg DeVault LLP is a diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional, and national business clients in high growth and highly regulated industries.  With offices in Indiana, Illinois, and Georgia, our firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of our diversified client base.