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Sarah Byrne and Kimberly Zirkle Receive "40 Under 40" Award

June 9, 2009

Kimberly Zirkle and Sarah Byrne have been recognized as Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winners for 2009.

Kimberly Zirkle, an attorney with Moore & Van Allen’s Financial Services team, practices in the areas of mezzanine finance, private equity and venture capital.  Kimberly demonstrates her commitment to the community by her efforts to provide equal legal access to low-income individuals in divorce and custody proceedings through the Judicial Pro Se Project in the Self Serve Center in Mecklenburg County.  Additionally, Kimberly regularly volunteers to supervise clinics for low-income clients at the Charlotte School of Law.

Sarah Byrne serves as Conflicts Counsel to Moore & Van Allen, advising on conflicts of interest issues, legal ethics and compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Sarah serves a volunteer attorney for the Council of Children’s Rights.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Women’s Bar and on the Board of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Court “Clubhouse.”

The “40 Under 40” program honors men and women under the age of 40 based on outstanding achievements both in business and community involvement.  The winners will be recognized at a special cocktail reception on June 9th at BlackFinn Saloon in Charlotte.