David S. Sager Partner

Roseland
T 973.597.2528 | F 973.597.2529



Co-Chair, Commercial & Business Litigation Practice
Chair, Franchise & Distribution Practice

David’s willingness and ability to learn each client’s unique business, craft legal solutions tailored to their particular circumstances, and litigate their cases through trial has resulted in his sustained representation of large corporate clients over many years. He cultivates partnerships with his clients, and they rely on him to consider their business goals and provide counseling before they engage in costly litigation.

David specializes in litigating and arbitrating high-stakes business disputes throughout the country. For more than 20 years, David’s practice has focused on class action defense, deal-related litigation, IP litigation, and other commercial disputes. David is also recognized for depth in franchise and distribution matters, and he chairs the firm’s Franchise & Distribution Practice. His extensive experience representing and providing counseling to franchisors and manufacturers includes international brands such as Wyndham, Ramada, Wingate, Howard Johnson, IHOP, Dunkin’ Donuts, Goldwell, and McDonald’s. His work in the area of franchising and distribution law has earned him national ranking in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Representative Engagements

Represents a leading timeshare exchange company in a putative consumer class actions pending in the District of New Jersey and the Middle District of Florida.
Represents global company in a business dispute pending in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Represents a leading hotel company in an action to recover a multi-million dollar development advance in the Southern District of New York.
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Other Distinctions

  • Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Franchise 2013-2014)

  • One of only 307 lawyers to be named to the “BTI Client Service All-Stars” (2013) by The BTI Consulting Group for providing outstanding client service.

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Nationally ranked in the area of franchising law.

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2015)

  • Super Lawyers (2007–2009, 2012–2014) – Consistently ranked by his peers in business litigation and in franchise/dealership law. 
     

Speaking Engagements

  •  “Equitable Doctrines and Legal Principles Affecting Franchise Disputes: Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, Waiver and More,” American Bar Association’s 36th Annual Forum on Franchising, Orlando, FL, October 16-18, 2013 (Speaker)

  • Judicial Update on Franchise and Distribution Law, American Bar Association’s 30th Annual Forum on Franchising, Phoenix, AZ, October 2007 (Plenary Speaker) 

  • “The Shifting Landscape of Class Actions and Class Arbitrations,” American Bar Association’s 29th Annual Forum on Franchising, Boston, MA, October 2006 (Speaker)

Publications

Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2007
David Sager, Jonathan Solish
Franchisees: Withhold Royalties at Your Own Risk
Franchise Law Journal, Spring 2006
David Sager
Liquidated Damages Provisions and the Case For Routine Enforcement
Franchise Law Journal, Spring 2001
David Sager

Press Mentions

In The National Law JournalLaw360, Best Law Firms' Law Firm Insider and on Citybizlist.com, David Sager's addition as Member of the Firm in Lowenstein Sandler's Commercial & Business Litigation group is highlighted. , The National Law Journal, Law360, Best Law Firms' Law Firm Insider, Citybizlist.com , May 2012

Related Areas

Class Action & Derivative Litigation
Commercial & Business Litigation
Franchise and Distribution
Litigation

Education


Duke University School of Law ( J.D. , 1991 )
University of Michigan ( B.A. , 1988 ) , with distinction

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Affiliations


  • Board Member, BlinkNow
  • American Bar Association – Litigation Section and Forum on Franchising
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, District X, 1999 - 2003