Shannon L. Saks


Shannon concentrates her practice on complex and business litigation in the areas of general liability, construction, labor law, premises liability, and breach of contract. She has more than two decades of experience defending commercial property owners, property management companies, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, municipal entities, hospitality industry clients, and nonprofit organizations facing high-exposure claims, often involving serious and catastrophic injuries and damages. Shannon participates in all aspects of the litigation process from pre-suit to resolution, including appearing in court and advocating on behalf of her clients at conferences, conducting depositions, preparing and arguing motions, and handling mediations and trials.

Shannon works closely with her clients to assess potential risk exposure, minimize liability, and develop legal strategies to achieve a favorable outcome in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, Shannon assists her clients in formulating and implementing new business policies and procedures for future efficiency, always with an eye toward risk mitigation. She is well-versed in the New York State Labor Law, OSHA, NYC Administrative Code, and NYC Building Code.

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon was of counsel with a full-service litigation firm in New York. Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies (communications, legal institutions, economics, and government) from The American University in Washington, D.C., and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Upon graduation from BLS, she received the Minnie Rottenberg Prize for the highest grade in Antitrust law.

Shannon also provides pro bono legal services to veterans seeking benefits and services and assists in preparation of their appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

She also serves on the Board of 3GNY, an educational nonprofit organization founded by the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. 3GNY’s mission is to use our grandparents stories of survival during the Holocaust to teach about the dangers of intolerance and how to stand up to antisemitism, racism, and any identity-based hatred.


Industry Sectors


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2002
  • American University, B.A., 1999

Awards & Honors

Minnie Rotenberg Prize for Antitrust Law

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York

Board Member of 3GNY

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Jewish Lawyers Guild