Law Office of Richard A. Klass

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The firm also has a reputation for taking on those unusual and difficult cases that may not fit into a single “pigeon hole.” If you’re not sure if “Your Court Street Lawyer” handles it, just ask.

Our offices are conveniently located on Court Street in downtown Brooklyn, just steps from Brooklyn Borough Hall. Call (718) 643-6063 to schedule an appointment now.

“Your Court Street Lawyer”

Richard A. Klass is the quintessential “Court Street Lawyer,” as defined by the New York Times: “a street-smart sharpie with verve, hustle and a striver’s charisma.”

Practicing law much like a critical care doctor functions, Klass is the lawyer clients appreciate when the issue is so vital. Practicing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, debt collection and enforcement of judgments, legal malpractice, and real estate litigation, his firm also represents clients in bankruptcy, civil appeals, and federal court litigation.

With an office in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Klass lectures and writes extensively for lawyers and industry professionals. He writes and publishes the widely-read quarterly newsletter Law Currents, the blog of the same name and has written numerous books.

LawCurrents, Our Newsletter
Published quarterly since 2003.

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Action Brought by Exotic Dancer for Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and More.

LawCURRENTS Summer 2024

She was an exotic dancer at a strip club. At the strip club, patrons would throw cash tips towards the stage in a manner that forced the dancers and bartenders to fight over who would get to keep them. She alleged this was designed to encourage scenes of dancers and bartenders crawling around to the entertainment of the patrons. Sexual advances towards the exotic dancers were alleged to be constant, flagrant and offensive; entertainers who capitulated to them were rewarded with more frequent and better shifts. Sometimes, she claimed that managers or promoters would “make it rain” by throwing large amounts of dollar bills over her head while she engaged in a sexual act. She alleged that the strip club created a hostile work environment….

…Ultimately, a large Judgment was entered against the strip club (which was already closed down) and owner in favor of the plaintiff. But, as many of you know, a Judgment without enforcement is only a piece of paper!…

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