Sara M. Betancourth, Esq, is Manager and Counsel on the AIA Contract Documents team. Sara works with the Documents Committee to create and revise AIA Contract Documents and associated material. Sara received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Prior to joining the AIA Contract Documents team, Sara practiced civil litigation as a construction law attorney in Chicago, Illinois. During her time in private practice, Sara focused on a range of complex litigation and transactional matters, with her core practice centered on construction, suretyship, bankruptcy, and other commercial disputes. While in private practice, Sara represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties throughout all phases of both public and private construction projects. Sara is a member of the Illinois bar, and she is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.