Kim Sawyer, The Locator Services Group Ltd’s (“TLSG’s”) President and General Counsel, is an attorney with more than 19 years of experience in unclaimed property law and is also an expert in public records law.
Attorney Sawyer began her legal career at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Revenue. She served as Counsel to the Revenue Commissioner and represented the Commonwealth before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Appellate Tax Board. She continued her legal career as an Associate at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, practicing in the firm’s Directors and Officers Liability Department. Prior to establishing TLSG she served as Vice President and General Counsel of SeaQuest Partners Ltd., a corporate asset recovery firm.
Ms. Sawyer attended drafting sessions of the 1995 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act and actively assisted the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Treasury with the drafting of the Commonwealth’s Unpaid Check Fund Regulations and was a member of the current Treasurer’s transition team. She has successfully prosecuted numerous public record cases and appeals against federal, state and local governments concerning TLSG’s right to information regarding outstanding vendor and refund payments owed to its clients. She successfully litigated against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with eminent domain interest payments owed by the Commonwealth to TLSG’s clients, recovering a judgment of more than $1,700,000.00. Additionally, she argued and won a landmark public records decision in the Vermont Supreme Court.
Multiple times, Ms. Sawyer has been a featured speaker on unclaimed property recovery at the Unclaimed Property Professional's Organization’s annual conference. Ms. Sawyer also presented on unclaimed property recovery at client seminars for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Duff & Phelps, Ryan Co., and Thomson Reuters.
Ms. Sawyer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and received her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars and has also been admitted to practice in the United States District for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Ms. Sawyer received a certification from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for graduating from The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program.
This year, Ms. Sawyer was named as one of the fourteen national Women’s Business Enterprise Stars by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She was also a winner of the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award and was nominated for Ernst & Young’s 2011 Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. She was also an invited speaker at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon hosted by United Parcel Service. In addition, Ms. Sawyer was a Panelist for the Boston Bar Association/International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Career Development Panel.
Ms. Sawyer is a member of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, the Center for Women & Enterprise, the Women Presidents' Organization, and Women Impacting Public Policy. She is involved with a number of charities including: the Boston Arts Academy and The Foundation to be Named Later.