Regina Sarkis, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Rochester, NY
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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.”

– William Faulkner

Your Justice Is Our Priority

Regina

Regina Sarkis is an attorney in Rochester, New York, who is licensed in New York State Court and Federal Court in the Western District of New York.  She handles matters in Monroe County and its surrounding areas. Regina has a wide variety of experience with cases ranging from civil litigation to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and employee claims such as unpaid wages, bonuses, and overtime. Regina assists clients with forming a new business, obtaining permits and licensing, as well as preparing invoices or service agreements.

Regina also helps her clients implement complex rules and regulations surrounding Labor and Employment Laws, the Affordable Care Act, the COVID-19 pandemic, and various forms of employee leave such as short term disability, long term disability, workers’ compensation, FMLA, and Paid Family Leave.

Regina is the kind of attorney you want to have on your side, whether you are a small business owner, a human resources manager, or an individual in need of legal assistance. She became an attorney to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.  This means that her clients come from all walks of life and all levels of the corporate ladder.  Regina’s well-rounded background in business and her legal experience provide her with the skills to objectively view a case from all perspectives and secure the best outcome for her clients.

Primary Practice Areas

General Practice/ Litigation

Civil and Commercial Litigation
Breach of Contract
Contract Drafting and Negotiations
Evictions, Landlord and Tenant Laws
Negligence
Liability
Defamation, Libel, Slander
Insurance Defense
Construction Litigation
Collections
Business Compliance
Business Formation
Cannabis Licensing & Compliance                                        

Scales

Employment and Labor Law

Employment Discrimination (State and Federal)
ADA, ADEA, Title IV (Disability, Sex, Race, Sexual Orientation, Age Discrimination, etc.)
New York Labor Law, Fair Labor Standards Act
Wage & Hour Issues
Employee Relations
Labor Relations
Wrongful Termination/ Retaliation
ERISA and Employee Benefits
Title IX, discrimination based on sex in Education
Non-Compete and No-Solicitation Agreements
Employment & Independent Contractor Agreements
Employee Handbook Policies
Arbitrations and Mediations

Need A Consultant?

Regina Sarkis brings more to the table than just legal knowledge for her clients.  As a business consultant, she anticipates the potential legal ramifications of each individual issue brought before her. 

To assist you with your legal matters, please schedule an initial 30 minute consultation to discuss the background and the facts in order to evaluate all relevant issues.  Consultations and client meetings can easily be scheduled via telephone or through a video conference if needed. 

From Our Clients

“I have been handling complex workers compensation claims for nearly three decades and have never teamed with a more professional attorney as Regina. Her expertise in all levels have saved the companies I work for a substantial amount of money thru her fraud pursuit, and detailed trial litigations. There is nobody I would want more than Regina handling these files.”

J.G., Claims Consultant

“Regina successfully negotiated my employment contract for me, and found issues with the agreement that I would not have seen without her expertise or involvement. She took the time to help me fully understood the benefits I was entitled to and her input gave me the best outcome possible.”

L.K., Nurse Practitioner.

“I was wrongfully terminated because of my disability and Regina handled my case. She fiercely advocated for my rights and fought for me. I would not want anyone else in my corner.”

D.L.

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