About the Author, Richard A. Klass
Richard A. Klass is an attorney in private practice in downtown Brooklyn. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, debt collection/enforcement of judgments and real estate litigation. His law firm also represents clients in bankruptcy, civil appeals, and federal court litigation.
Mr. Klass serves as a Trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, Co-Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, Chair-Elect of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association, Co-Editor of the New York State Bar Association’s General Practice Section One on One Publication, and an Arbitrator, Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Kings. He has also served as a representative to the Statewide Special Counsel for the Commercial Division of the New York State Unified Court System. Mr. Klass also currently serves as a Fee Arbitrator in the Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Program.
Mr. Klass received his Bachelor of Arts at Hofstra University in 1989 and Juris Doctorate at New York Law School in 1992. He was the Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Conflict of Laws. Mr. Klass is admitted to the following jurisdictions: State of New York (1992); State of New Jersey (1993); US District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1992); US District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992); US District Court for the District of New Jersey (1993); US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1999); and the US Supreme Court (1997).
Mr. Klass is active in numerous bar organizations and has been counsel in many reported cases. Mr. Klass lectures extensively on legal issues affecting the general community and has been a commentator on television on legal issues. He may be reached by phone by calling (718) COURT●ST or by e-mail at RichKlass@courtstreetlaw.com with any questions.
Law Currents: Richard Klass’ Free Popular Newsletter
Richard Klass’ office publishes Law Currents, a popular and free quarterly newsletter written specially for clients and colleagues, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Each issue features an informative (and often entertaining) case study written in plain English. To sign up for the free electronic edition, visit: www.courtstreetlaw.com and look for the “sign up” link at the bottom of the page. Law Currents is also available in a full-color print edition and as a download from the firm’s website.