Since 1977, Sanford F. Young has enjoyed an unequaled reputation as a brilliant, tenacious and skillful litigator and appellate attorney. Through his extensive experience in handling cases in New York City and the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, he has gained the grudging respect of his adversaries, admiration of his peers and judges, and gratitude of his clients. Mr. Young is renowned for his ground-breaking handling of complex cases and causes that combine his unique and thorough approach to creating and implementing strategies and tactics aimed at winning law suits and settlements. Both a street fighter and academician, Mr. Young is often retained to take on law suits or appeals that other attorneys are unable or unwilling to handle, or which have been lost due to inexperience, sloppiness or lackluster representation.
Mr. Young is a skillful advocate and negotiator who handles a wide range of complex cases and appeals that call for a deep understanding and focus on strategy, tactics, legal precedents and technology, as well as a full understanding and appreciation of the business environment and community in which his clients live and work. Clients who find themselves enmeshed in legal disputes involving contending needs and goals call upon Mr. Young to handle cases with special sensitivity to minimize their risks and concerns, while maximizing their ability to maintain beneficial business, individual or familial relationships and alliances.
Lawyers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and individual clients also consult with and call upon Mr. Young to review, audit and analyze pending disputes, lawsuits and appeals to obtain his second opinion and recommendations on strategy, potentials for settlement, litigation and appeals. In many of these cases, Mr. Young is retained to work with or lead existing counsel, or where appropriate, take over the prosecution or defense of their cases or appeals. When lawyers and their clients find themselves in need of an accomplished litigation and appellate attorney with a proven track record of success, whether to seek to overturn a bad decision or uphold a favorable result, they often turn to Mr. Young to handle their appeal, whether to the first level appellate courts, or to take their case to a higher appellate court, such as the New York Court of Appeals.
Mr. Young is known for his client focused approach to the practice of law, creating a team effort between lawyer and client and maintaining open and consistent communication and consultation. Unlike larger firms where there may be little or no contact with the lawyer handling the case, Mr. Young works closely with each client and case to be sure that his clients are informed and involved so that their best interests and concerns are addressed.