Sarah M. Baird concentrates in commercial litigation. She conducts legal research and analysis, performs discovery, and drafts a variety of litigation documents. Sarah also assists in the representation of private, public, and not-for-profit organizations in general corporate matters, including the preparation of organizational documents and tax exemption applications. She is a frequent contributor to Farrell Fritz’s New York Commercial Division Practice blog.
Why is Farrell Fritz an attractive choice for you as an attorney?
First, the reputation of Farrell Fritz is unparalleled. As an attorney starting my career and living on Long Island, Farrell Fritz was a clear choice. There is no better way for me to learn and grow as an attorney than to surround myself with the extremely talented and intelligent attorneys at Farrell Fritz. Second, as a native Long Islander, I greatly admire the work that Farrell Fritz does for the Long Island community. The attorneys at Farrell Fritz participate in numerous pro bono matters each year and provide incredible support for many local charities.
“Success is solving our clients’ problems not only competently and expediently, but also by making the process as easy as possible for them.”
How do you establish trust with clients?
I work regularly with clients who are starting not-for-profit organizations, and it usually begins with a phone call. During the call, I get to know their story and understand them on a more personal level. Clients trust the firm as a whole, and that they are not just another name on a file. If someone calls, I answer the phone. If someone sends an email, I write back. It creates that relationship immediately.
Why is it important to give back to the Long Island community?
It is important to me to give back to the Long Island community because the community has given me so much. I try to attend as many local fund-raising events as time permits, and I am involved in several pro bono matters. Being an attorney is a privilege, and I believe I have a duty to use my skills in a way that benefits our community.
What sets Farrell Fritz apart from other area law firms?
At Farrell Fritz, many of the lawyers are from Long Island and have a personal understanding of the issues facing Long Islanders. As a result, we often tap into that familiarity, and compassion for those issues, when working with our clients.