Wendy F. Klein, a Member in the Litigation Department, is a trusted business advisor who represents entities and individuals in all aspects of business disputes, including contract, employment and shareholder litigation, as well as in substantial trust and estate matters. Wendy advocates on behalf of her clients in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts, as well as in private and FINRA arbitrations and mediations, including in complex commercial, discrimination, restrictive covenant, partnership, bankruptcy, fiduciary liability, professional negligence and will contest cases. Wendy also has a significant appellate practice and has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the New Jersey and New York appellate divisions, and the New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board. The New Jersey Superior Court frequently has appointed her in difficult cases to act as counsel, discovery master, or mediator.
A Member of the firm since 2003, Wendy is deputy chair of the Litigation Department and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Wendy has successfully represented and advised a wide range of clients, including:
Wendy served on the Bergen County Ethics and Fee Arbitration Committees and on the Nominating Committee for the Bergen County Bar Association. She is a Trustee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and co-chair of its Grants and Charitable Giving Committee. She was also a barrister in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. She has frequently spoken on shareholder and LLC disputes and has served on panels with current and former Chancery Division judges regarding issues arising in LLC disputes. Wendy has written for numerous publications on employment and commercial law, including co-authoring chapters on franchise litigation and discovery practice. She also was a guest lecturer at Seton Hall Law School.
Wendy served as a law clerk for Justice Gary S. Stein of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a founding member and articles editor of the Journal of Gender and Law.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1993; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Founding Member and Articles Editor, Journal of Gender and Law
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986
March 23, 2021
As published in: New Jersey Law Journal September 18, 2020
Cole Schotz Docket Summer 2007Mitchell W. Abrahams and Wendy F. Klein
Cole Schotz Docket Winter 2007Wendy F. Klein and Randi W. Kochman
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