Sarah Klein

Attorney at Law

SKLEIN@beckerlawyers.com

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Sarah is a member of the New York and New Jersey litigation groups and focuses her practice on business litigation and securities arbitration. She has significant experience representing individuals as well as private and publicly traded companies on a variety of complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal court. She also represents broker-dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and related regulatory proceedings. A practical, business-oriented attorney, Sarah brings her background in corporate and securities transactional work to her representation of the firm’s litigation clients.

EXPERIENCE

  • Representation of a manufacturer and supplier of medical products in its dispute with a roofing contractor. After an evidentiary hearing, the Court found that the contractor, who was not properly licensed with the State of New Jersey, breached its contract with the client and acted negligently in performing shoddy work on the client’s roof, causing the client to expend additional funds to repair the damage. Significantly, the Court found that the contractor violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, resulting in a punitive award of treble damages as well as attorney’s fees and costs. The Court also found the contractor liable for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, common law fraud, and unjust enrichment, and rescinded the contract.
  • Secured dismissal of a $9.9 million claim brought against a registered broker-dealer client by a former technology vendor in an American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitration.
  • Obtained summary judgment victory for litigation client including a treble damages award under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
  • Defense of a securities broker facing a serious fraud charge in connection with activities as a bond trader. Successfully opposed a motion for summary judgment in a regulatory proceeding allowing the matter to proceed to a final hearing where client is permitted to present evidence and witness testimony before an extended hearing panel.
  • Representation of long-time public healthcare client, DLH Corporation, in the closing of a $95 million credit facility for the acquisition of privately-held firm, Social & Scientific Systems (SSS). The newly acquired firm was purchased for $70 million in cash with a $25 million working capital revolving credit line available to support future cash needs.
  • Represented seller in corporate restructuring and sale of business to a private equity firm for $18 million.

RECOGNITION

  • Lead Articles Editor, German Law Journal (2014-2015)
  • Quarterfinalist, Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition (2013)
  • Dean’s Advisory Group, Washington & Lee University School of Law (2012-2015)