Sari Gabay-Rafiy works closely with entrepreneurs and established brands as outside legal counsel on transactions and litigations. She tailors employment and non-compete agreements, sales and commission agreements, entertainment and publishing contracts and commercial leases to meet each client’s needs from retail and e-commerce businesses to insurance salesmen and fashion designers.
Sari is seasoned in intellectual property rights, and obtains trademark and copyright registrations and enforces and protects those rights through cease and desist letters, licensing, distributorship and marketing agreements.
Sari litigates civil cases in New York state and federal courts involving infringement, breach of confidentiality or non-competes, breach of contract, and fraud. She also assists with violations from the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Buildings, and other New York City and State agencies.
Sari is a go-to insurance regulatory lawyer representing insurance agents, brokers and public adjusters in Department of Financial Services’ investigations, complaints, and hearings and in relicensing applications. She represents sellers and purchasers of insurance agencies and other businesses. Sari also reviews and interprets insurance policies and advises policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Sari stays on top of insurance industry news as a Contributor for the Insurance Advocate magazine.
Prior to 2006, Sari was a Senior Litigator in Proskauer Rose LLP’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department where she was on the legal team representing the policyholder, Silverstein Properties, in the property damage and business interruption insurance litigation arising out of the collapse of the Twin Towers. Sari was part of the Trademark and False Advertising Group and the Law Firm Advisory Practice Group and also handled a variety of litigation matters.
Sari is a frequent faculty speaker for Continuing Legal Education courses and motivational seminars for new attorneys.