• Sarah Gold

    Capital District Business Lawyer, owner of Gold Law Firm


    I am using my experience, training, and education in helping New York State businesses succeed and thrive through an understanding of their legal rights at the Gold Law Firm.

    Practice areas: Business and Corporate Law, Non-Profit Organizations, Contract Administration, Structured Finance, Employment Law, Administrative Law, and extensive Legal Research background.




    Gold Law Firm

    Gold Law Firm - New York


    Jul 2011 – Present

    • Providing for-profit and non-profit businesses services vis-à-vis formations and business issues including employment handbooks, contracts, and demand letters.
    • Development of employment contracts, defending licensing disciplinary hearings.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Lecturer - Lally School of Management & Technology

    Jan 2015 – Present

    • Business Law and Ethics.
    • Advisor for the Rensselaer Pre-Law Society.

    New York State Bar Association

    Member-at-Large, Executive Committee

    June 2017 – May 2019


    Member of the executive board of the largest non-voluntary state bar association in the United States.

    New York State Bar Association

    Chair - Business Law Section 

    Jun 2016 –May 2017


    One of the largest sections in NYSBA, the Business Law Section and its 3800 members have been in the forefront of introducing, monitoring and evaluating legal developments in the areas of business and finance on both federal and New York State levels. Previously served as Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

    New York State Bar Association

    Chair - Young Lawyers Section 

    Jun 2014 – May 2015


    Lead 3200+ members of the NYSBA who are in practice 10 years or less through the beginning stages of their careers by providing member benefits in continuing legal education, networking opportunities, and speaking on topics that affect those new lawyers. 

    Kieselstein Law Firm


    Dec 2006 – Feb 2009


    Associate with a small law firm with national practice trading distressed debt and advising hedge funds and financial institutions on corporate reorganization issues.

    Negotiated purchase and sale agreements with large financial organizations including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. Facilitated the closing of over 400 such purchases and sales in 2008.

    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

    Marketing Assistant and Library Researcher 

    Jun 2006 – Dec 2006

    Thomson/West Group

    Westlaw Student Representative 

    2003 – May 2005

    Albany International

    Legal Intern 

    May 2003 – Sep 2003

    Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP


    May 2000 – Mar 2002


    To know where to find things, that is the most important part of education.



    Business Law

    Contract Review

    Contract Negotiation

    Formation of Businesses (For and Non-Profit)

    Employment Law



    Albany Law School of Union University

    J.D., Law - 2005



    Activities: Inns of Court, Client Counseling Competition, Morse Negotiation Competition

    Schenectady County Community College

    A.A.S, Paralegal Studies - 2001



    Activities: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government

    University of Albany

    B.A., American History - 2001





    Sarah Van Sicklen

    Associate Counsel at Upland Software

    Sarah is a pro-active problem solver with great people skills. She has an analytic mind and brings creative solutions to the table. She is also an incredible researcher and finds legal arguments on point very very quickly. On a personal level, she has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with.

    Andy Chen

    Attorney-at-law at The Law Office of Andy I. Chen

    Sarah is excellent in every way. Helpful, trustworthy, nice, great attitude, patient, and knowledgeable too. I'd have no hesitation at all in hiring Sarah or sending my friends and family to her. She's a rarity: a lawyer who makes up for those out there who give lawyers a bad name. I wish there were more like her.

    Matthew Werblin

    Matthew J. Werblin, Esq., Attorney at Law

    It gives me great pleasure to recommend Sarah Gold for any and all people seeking legal advice on a range of different topics, as well as for any and all attorneys who are looking to expand their contacts. Sarah is a remarkably knowledgeable and thorough attorney who is most dedicated to answering questions, giving legal advice, and advocating for her clients in a truly comprehensive manner. What's more, Sarah is such a kind, friendly and principled person who is so eager to help people in any way that she can, obviously deriving great personal satisfaction when her advice and/or recommendations benefit those she counsels. It is without any reservation and it is with full confidence that I recommend Sarah Gold for those people with any of a host of different legal questions and for those attorneys and other law practice professionals who wish to add, to their list of contacts, a most ethical, hard-working, eager to help, and thoughtful colleague.





    Albany, New York Area