Asher A. Klein is a partner in the New York and New Jersey offices of Brooks & Berne, PLLC. His practice focuses on insurance defense, financial services and commercial litigation. He handles a wide range of insurance defense matters including general premises liability, construction and automobile liability cases from inception to trial. He advises clients on compliance and regulatory matters, and provides analysis on litigation risk. He offers clients a cost-efficient path to case resolution.
Prior to joining Brooks & Berne, Mr. Klein managed a large portfolio of financial services and commercial litigation matters on behalf of lenders and financial institutions in state and federal courts, prosecuted commercial and residential foreclosure actions, and provided compliance guidance to lenders of secured and unsecured loans. He has represented large corporate lenders as well as smaller federal credit unions, advised banks of risks in secured and unsecured syndicated loans, and litigated matters involving Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, default and restructuring. Additionally, he has supervised attorneys in employment matters, including wage and hour disputes, class action litigation involving Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law claims, as well as discriminatory practices and retaliatory termination by employers. He acted as chief counsel in AAA and JAMS employment arbitration matters.
Mr. Klein clerked for the Hon. Mitchel E. Ostrer (JAD, ret.) in Mercer County, New Jersey. He earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and federal courts.
New York, 2009
New Jersey, 2009
U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey
Fordham University School of Law, JD
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, BA