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Sarah Gold

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Albany, NY

Gold Law Firm
125 Wolf Rd, Suite 215
Albany, NY 12205-4735
Phone: 518-213-2345
Fax: 518-213-2122
Email: Sarah Gold
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in New York Since: 2007
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Nonprofit Organizations, Administrative Law, Closely Held Business
Attorney Profile

Ms. Gold's practice emphasizes advising small businesses with formation and contract issues involving administrative agencies, leasing, employment, and licensing. Her representative clients include licensed professionals, entrepreneurs, lessees and lessors, investors, corporations and non-profit corporations. She is a lecturer at Rensselaer (RPI) on business law and ethics as well as the advisor to RPI's Pre-Law Society.  She is highly involved with the New York State Bar Association with the Business Law, General Practice, and Young Lawyers Sections as well as number of committees. She has been selected as a Fellow to the American Bar and New York Bar Foundations.

Ms. Gold graduated from Albany Law School and the University at Albany. She is the owner of Gold Law Firm and co-founder of Gold Piece Consulting.

White Papers

  • NYSBA Third Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on the New York Bar Examination (2021) - The third report in a series of a task force created in 2019 that was created to investigate and report on the impact of New York’s adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination (the “UBE”) on applicants, on the qualifications and relevant legal knowledge of newly admitted New York attorneys, on potential employers, on members of the Bar, on the court system, and on diversity in the  profession.
  • NYSBA Report of the Emergency Task Force on Solo and Small Firm Practitioners (2021) - This report was created to comprehensively examine the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on all aspects of solo and small firm practices, and to make meaningful recommendations as to how solo and small firm practitioners can maintain their practices despite the current crisis, and how the Association, its members and the profession-at-large can proactively aid these lawyers in both the near and long term during this unprecedented period of crisis and uncertainty.
  • NYSBA Report & Recommendations of the Task Force on Rural Justice (2020) - This report and its recommendations are the culmination of our collective effort to spotlight alarming legal trends, ameliorate the plight of New York’s rural attorneys, encourage new attorneys to consider rural practice, and ensure greater access to justice for all New Yorkers.

About Sarah Gold

First Admitted: 2007, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.goldlawny.com/pages/bio

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Northeast Regional Food Bank, Mac N’ Cheese Bowl Committee, (2009 – 2016) 
  • Attorney, Small Business Legal Network Clinic. Meeting with clients on a discrete topic for a 30 minute consult regarding business issues from incorporation to small claims. (2019 - present)
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member (2012 – 2015) Member, Women’s Business Council (2012 – 2015) Member, Communications Subcommittee (2013 – 2015) Member, AC Chamber Small Business Council (2012 – 2015)
  • BMW CCA Patroon Chapter, Member, (2007 – present) Co-Chair, Concours d’Elegance (2009-2010) Member, Vintage at Saratoga Committee (2010 – present) Recipient of President’s Award for work benefitting the organization, 2008.

Newsletters

  • Spring 2013 - Opinion piece on whether proposed changes to requirements for the Bar Exam in New York State are in fact good for the profession and the students impacted., Is Law School Merely Trade School, New York State Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Appeared and won on the nationally syndicated game show, Jeopardy!, 1999

Educational Background

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University at Albany, B.A. in American History, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This practice guide covers corporate and partnership law, buying and selling a small business, the tax implications of forming a corporation and banking law. “Corporate and Partnership Law,” part one, offers advice on the basics of forming a business for a client. It discusses the more popular types of business entities and the advantages and disadvantages of each. This section also examines considerations relative to the different forms of doing business, including domestic and foreign corporations and limited liability companies. Part two, on buying and selling a small business, guides practitioners through the necessary procedures and corresponding responsibilities as a transaction passes from proposal to completion. It covers the pre-contract, contract, pre-closing, closing and post-closing stages. Alternative business organizational forms are discussed, including the general partnership, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, S corporation and the limited liability company. Part three addresses important questions to consider when advising a client on forming a corporation: What is the desirable tax treatment to the client? Is deferral of gain or loss on the exchange feasible? What are the consequences of the client's deferring to a later year the reporting of gain or loss realized by the client on the exchange? Part four addresses Banking Law, including different types of accounts and the various circumstances such as death, incompetency or disability that affect daily banking transactions., Editor, Business/Corporate and Banking Law Practice, New York State Bar Association, Business Law, Corporate Law, Banking Law, 2020
  • Speaking to new graduates of Albany Law School on technology and tips to starting their own law firms., Speaker, So You Want To Start a Law Firm, 2020
  • 3 hour CLE lecture on the ethics and issues arising using social media and advertisement in law firm development., Speaker, Building Your Socially Savvy Ethical Law Firm, NYSBA Young Lawyers Section, 2012
  • Introduction to various technologies that can help you manage your schedule, advertise your services, outsource effectively, network and more while avoiding ethical dilemmas., Panel Speaker, Re-Imagining Your Practice: Examining the Ethical and Practical Aspects of Technology and the Law, NYSBA, 2013
  • Addressing ethical issues surrounding social media, marketing, and practice for younger attorneys., Speaker, Liking Ethics: A Guide to Social Media and the NYS Rules of Professional Conduct, NYSBA - Young Lawyers Section, 2014
  • 2 hour CLE lecture on the ins and outs of starting your own law firm when you are a newly admitted attorney. Topics included technology, marketing, ethics, and practice tips., Speaker, Starting Your Own Law Firm, Albany Law School, 2014
  • Speaker, Non-Profit Formations for Charitable Minded Professionals, Upstate Professional Women, 2015
  • Spoke to a group of trust and estate practitioners regarding the use of cloud computing in the practice of law and the ethical implications of doing so., Speaker, Cloud Computing: Come Out of the Fog, Schenectady County Bar Association, 2016
  • Sarah E. Gold, Chair of the Business Law Section, writes: In our work, we may find ourselves assuming a certain base level of knowledge of civics and government, but such assumptions should not be taken lightly., To Know Is To Understand, New York Law Journal, 2017
  • CLE presentation on the use of social media by attorneys and their ethical implications., Speaker, Ethics and Social Media for Lawyers, Association of Towns of the State of New York, Municipalities And Town Attorneys, 2018
  • Part of a 19 volume set of New York Lawyers Practical Skills.  This volume offers step-by-step guidance, practice tips, checklists and forms., Co-Author, Business/Corporate and Banking Law Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2019

Transactions

  • Creation of 20+ LLCs, 5 PLLCs, and 10+ non-profit organizations., 2021
  • Created over 30 corporate entities, including 6 new non-profit organizations., 2018
  • Closed over 400 buy-sell transactions of loans, securities and claims of companies undergoing or emerging from financial restructuring or in bankruptcy, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, NYSBA General Practice Section, 2021
  • Member-at-Large, New York State Bar Association Executive Committee, 2021
  • Board Member, Albany County Bar Foundation, 2021
  • Chair-Elect, NYSBA General Practice Section, 2020
  • Member At-Large, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, 2020
  • Third District Chair, New York Bar Foundation Fellows, 2020
  • Member, NYSBA Emergency Task Force for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners , 2020
  • Member, NYSBA Taskforce on Rural Justice, 2019
  • Secretary - General Practice Section, New York State Bar Association, 2019
  • Appointee, ABA Business Law Section Leadership Academy, 2019
  • Co-Chair, NYSBA Law Practice Management Committee, 2019
  • Chair, Albany County Bar Association Small and Solo Committee, 2019
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Chair - NYSBA Section Delegates Caucus, 2018
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Communications Committee, 2018
  • Fellow, New York Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Chair, New York State Bar Association Business Law Section, 2016
  • Chair, NYSBA Young Lawyers Section, 2014
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association (2003 – present), 2003
  • Delegate, New York State Bar Association House of Delegates (2012 – 2016)
  • Mentorship Pilot Program, New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2011 – present)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Business Law Section, (2008 – present)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association General Practice Section (2011 – present)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (2002 – present)
  • Treasurer, New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2012
  • Corresponding Secretary, Capital District Women's Bar Association, 2016
  • Chair-Elect, New York State Bar Association Business Law Section, 2015
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2002 – present)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Committee on Women in the Law, appointed 2009 Chair of Publicity Subcommittee, (2010 – 2015)
  • Editorial Board, New York State Bar Association Women's Initiative, appointed 2013
  • Chair-Elect, NYSBA Young Lawyers Section, 2013
  • Member, Capital District Women’s Bar Association (2011 – 2018); Chair of Technology Committee (2013 - 2018).
  • Secretary, New York State Bar Association Business Law Section (2014 – 2015)

Industry Groups

  • Business Organizations
  • Licensed Professions
  • Non-Profits
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Office Location for Sarah Gold

125 Wolf Rd
Suite 215
Albany, NY 12205-4735

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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