Sarah Gold

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Sarah Gold is the founder of Gold Law Firm in Albany, NY, where she works with for-profit and not-for-profit businesses to help them with their legal issues. 

She is extensively involved with the New York State Bar Association. She is a member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Law Practice Management Committee, and previously chaired the General Practice, Business Law, and Young Lawyers Sections.  She has been named a Fellow of the New York State and American Bar Foundations.

She joined the faculty of Rensselaer in 2015 in her current capacity as a Lecturer for Business Law and Ethics.

Education & Training

Albany Law School - Juris Doctor

University of Albany - B.A., American History; Minor: Classics

Schenectady County Community College - A.A.S., Paralegal Studies


Current Courses

Business Law and Ethics - MGMT 1260

Advising & Mentoring

Unofficial advisor for pre-law undergraduate students.


Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate) – Upstate New York (2020 – 2023)

Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate) - Upstate New York Rising Star (2013 – 2017)

Presentations & Appearances

Speaker, “Project Management for Lawyers,” NYSBA CLEs, 2022-2023

Panelist, “Entrepreneurial Attorneys Representing Entrepreneurs,” Albany Law School, CLE, July 29, 2021

Panelist, “Use of Skype: Basic Tips for Communicating with the Court and Clients”, April 17, 2020, and May 1, 2020

Panelist, “Top 10 Legal Considerations for Business Owners”, Own It! Entrepreneurial Women's Conference at SUNY Ulster, June 1, 2017

Speaker, “Non-Profit Formations for Charitable Minded Professionals”, United Professional Women, May 28, 2015

Speaker, “Formation of Tech & Non-Tech Startups”, CLE, Business Law Section Fall Meeting, Manchester, VT, September 11, 2014

Speaker, “Liking Ethics: A Guide to Social Media and the NYS Rules of Professional Conduct”, CLE, Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 30, 2014

Panelist, “Online and On Call: Ethical Perspectives on 24/7 Availability and Social Media,” CLE, Ninth Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium, NYSBA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 22, 2013


“What’s Your Succession Plan,” New York State Bar Association Journal, July 2023.

“Solo Marketing,” Law Practice Magazine, American Bar Association, March 1, 2022.

“Oyez, Oyez, Can You Hear Me Now,” New York Law Journal, January 14, 2022.

Business/Corporate and Banking Law Practice.  Co-authored with Michele A. Santucci, Esq., Leona Beane, Esq. Richard V. D'Alessandro, Esq., Prof. Ronald David Greenberg and Thomas O. Rice, Esq. New York: NYSBA Publishing, 2018, 2019, 2020, updated in 2021.

“Sarah Gold: Bring lawyer in early when starting business”, Women@Work, Albany Times Union, February 21, 2021.

“Brave New Legal World: Working Face-to-Face but Not in Person”, New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2020.

“To Know Is To Understand,” New York Law Journal, January 23, 2017.

“Many Questions Remain About the UBE,” New York Law Journal, January 26, 2015.

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