Sarah Gentry Tischler
Sarah serves as advisor and mentor in Estate Planning, Trust, Probate, Business, and Tax matters, with a practice focused on complex estate, trust, charitable, and tax planning for individuals and their families.
Sarah has always been active in the community, in service to her profession, area non-profits, and her hometown of St. George, Vermont. She currently serves on the Town of St. George Selectboard and as the Town’s representative to the Regional Conservation Partnership for Chittenden County’s Southeast Quadrant, and has served previously as Town Meeting Moderator, Chair of the School Board, and Lister.
Professionally, Sarah has helped develop continuing legal education programs on succession planning for woodland owners and on end-of-life communication. She was appointed to a legislative study committee developing guidance on long-term succession planning for owners of forest land in Vermont and served on a Probate and Trust Law committee updating Vermont’s probate statutes. She is also a past-President of the Chittenden County Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
In the broader community, Sarah is a member of the Board of Trustees of Champlain College and the Board of Directors of Age Well. Active with Lyric Theater, she has served on its Capital Campaign Committee and has volunteered both on and off stage for numerous Lyric productions. Prior non-profit work includes board memberships with the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Visiting Nurse Association of Grand Isle & Chittenden Counties, Essex Children’s Choir and the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, as well as hands-on service with a number of planned giving, endowment, and capital campaign committees.
Sarah has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Vermont's "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Trusts and Estates in 2015 and in 2019.
Sarah is a dedicated “reduce, reuse, and recycle” advocate and holds a passion for the natural world. She and her husband enjoy the outdoors, their pets and livestock, and the ongoing adventures of their adult children, extended family, and friends.
Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1986); Swarthmore College (B.A. 1982) ; Champlain College, Stiller School of Business (Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 2015)
Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont and Massachusetts
Vermont, American and Chittenden County Bar Associations