Why Alexander Sakin?

I founded my firm after a career at some of New York’s best law practices, with the conviction that this practice will not be yet another law firm.  In a crowded marketplace, I offer unparalleled value to clients, combining top-notch legal work with unmatched responsiveness to client needs.

Based in SoHo in Manhattan, I represent individuals and businesses in employment-related disputes and negotiations, and in business litigation and counseling, guided by the idea that clients come first, always.  

Whether you are an employee aggrieved by management, a company embroiled in a commercial dispute with a competitor, an individual or business-owner seeking advice before entering into a contract – whoever you are – I am certain that you will find my approach and service refreshing and effective.  


Fluent in Russian and French, I am a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.  I practiced law at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the world’s premier law firms, and at Harris, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP, a top trial boutique law firm in Manhattan.  More recently, as Deputy Attorney General in the Corruption Bureau of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, I investigated and prosecuted corrupt politicians and other civil servants, as well as crooked government contractors.

I’ve played key roles in successful trials, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations, and regulatory investigations over the course of my career, including multiple arbitrations and two federal jury trials, the latter resulting in two verdicts of over $20 million for my clients.  I have represented a variety of clients, from large corporations to individuals of all levels of wealth and sophistication.  Having worked in the private and public sectors, I understand the dynamics of business, of employer-employee relations, and of government regulation.

I have been honored for my work, having been named a New York ‘Rising Star’ for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Super Lawyers magazine.


My firm’s founding value is that a lawyer must always stand in the shoes of the client.  This principle is the bedrock of the legal profession, yet one that is all too often honored in the breach.

Standing in a client’s shoes means more than abstractly caring about my clients.  It means listening to and understanding clients – their problems, their industries, their fears, their objectives.  It means realizing that clients are far more than legal questions to be categorized and answered.  It means making sure that every decision I take, in and out of the courtroom, furthers their best interests.  And it means measuring my success by my clients’ success.


I do not work for the sake of generating bills or to engage in ego contests against other lawyers.  At the outset, I will craft a strategy that responds to your particular needs effectively, efficiently, and pragmatically – and will pursue it tenaciously, whether that strategy involves litigation, negotiation, counseling, or some other step.

I am cost-conscious.  I operate leanly and efficiently.  I make use of the latest technologies to maximize my productivity and to minimize client expenses.  You will be paying for my work product, not for inflated overhead.  To meet your needs, my firm offers flat fee, tiered billing, contingency, and other fee arrangements, in addition to billing by the hour.  And you will never receive an unexpected or surprise bill: all work will be mapped out and discussed in advance.


I look forward to speaking with you and helping you plot your way forward.  Give me a call, send me an email, or stop by.  All initial consultations are free.