David S. Sager has a rich experience of 27 years in practice areas such as class action defense, franchise-related litigation, deal-related litigation, intellectual property litigation, mediation, and real estate disputes. He is a partner at the global law firm DLA Piper at the Short Hills, New Jersey office and practices in Greater New York City Area.
He is also a member of his law firm’s North American Pro Bono Committee. He has represented and partnered with business owners for decades and has successfully litigated and arbitrated high-stakes business disputes such as mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution, class action defense, and real estate on their behalf.
He analyzes the business goals of his clients before they engage in costly litigation and also handles their cases through trial. He holds the license to practice law in both New Jersey and New York states.
Attorney David Sager has gained extensive experience in handling issues related to business deals, IP and securities litigation matters, franchise and distribution law, etc. He serves as a trusted legal advisor to several global brands.
He has obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining a former franchisee’s unauthorized operation in New Jersey District in 2012 on behalf of a national restaurant chain. He has represented a global hair products manufacturer in a termination and infringement dispute with a US distributor in New Jersey district.
His client list includes a leading hotel company he has represented in trials and litigation matters involving hotels across the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has also appeared before the court in the District of Maryland to represent a leading residential builder in a real estate dispute.
Chambers USA has nationally ranked him in franchising law since 2010. He has received recognition in The Best Lawyers in America from 2006 to 2017. BTI Consulting Group named him in BTI Client Service All-Stars and selected him as one of only 307 lawyers honored for outstanding client service in the years 2013 and 2017.
Attorney Sager has served as a chairperson of the Commercial and Business Litigation practice and the Franchise and Distribution practice at a prominent business law firm.
He has obtained memberships of the Litigation Section and Forum on Franchising at the American Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, District X from 1999 to 2003.
David S. Sager believes in giving back to the community at volunteers at several civic and charitable organizations. He serves on the board of BlinkNow, a nonprofit funder of Kopila Value Children’s Home and School in Nepal, and as a Council Member at NationSwell.
He has obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Duke University School of Law in the year 1991. Before studying law, he completed his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1988.
Before joining his current law firm in 2017, he worked as a partner with the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP for almost five years. He was the partner of the law firm Day Pitney LLP from the year 1996 to 2012.
David Sager started his legal career as an Associate in 1991 with the law firm Howrey LLP and worked there for more than three years.
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