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Sara Wyn Kane

Employment and labor Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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I am a founding member and managing partner at Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP.  In 2016 I was awarded the Long Island Business News Leadership in the law award and I was honored as one of the outstanding women in the law by the Hofstra Law School Center for Children, Women and the law.

  In 1994, I graduated cum laude from Boston University.  In 1998, I graduated with distinction from Hofstra Law School in the top 8% of my class.  While attending law school I was the Managing Editor of Articles for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, (1997 – 1998).

Following law school, I honed my litigation skills while working as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York.  While working for NYC I conducted and defended hundreds of depositions/hearings, participated in extensive discovery, motion practice, pre-trial and trial work.

Presently I am primarily responsible for overseeing the firm’s participation in Wage and Hour Collective and Class Actions, False Claims Act cases, Class and Mass Discrimination actions and the confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution of Class/Mass and Individual actions, as well as charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various equivalent State Agencies.





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Client's Choice 2017
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Posted by Ashley and Lauren | August 23, 2017
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My sisters and I had the privilege of having Sara Kane represent us. Sara’s professional, compassionate and genuine nature provided us with a strong connection right away. Sara was deeply committed and always had our best interest at heart. If you are looking for someone intelligent, meticulous, kind-hearted and dedicated to her client, then Sara is the right attorney for you. We could not recommend her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2017
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Our Champion!
My wife and I were in a difficult position when her employer unethically fired her, right after she had returned to work from maternity leave. My wife's employer aggressively came after our young family, armed with the best lawyers that money can buy. We thought that we would lose everything in the process of defending ourselves, but Sara Kane believed in us and took our case. She fought for us when we could not. We are so thankful to Sara Kane for fighting for us and protecting our interests.
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Posted by Christine | August 19, 2017
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Great Attorney!
I had the privilege of having Sara Kane represent me in a case recently. It was an extremely difficult and emotional case for me to deal with but Sara made me feel confident and safe. Throughout the the whole process Sara Kane and Monica Hincken were great! They were honest and genuine and truly cared about me and what was best for me. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a sincere, honest, trustworthy, compassionate, and thorough attorney who always have there clients needs as there top priority
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Posted by Gabrielle | August 14, 2017
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Everything You'd Want in an Attorney
My sister's and I had the privledge of having Sara Kane and Robert Valli represent us in a case that lasted several years. Throughout the years they were nothing but transparent, communicative, and genuine, they truly cared for us and you felt that every step of the way. The service they gave was everything you'd want in an attorney and we'd recommend them every time.
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Posted by Peter | August 13, 2017
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Simply the best!
I was represented by Sara Kane in my litigation. As I am a lawyer, too, I have seen many lawyers negotiating settlements and have often done so myself. Sara, however, brings the art of negotiation to a new level. Watching her manipulate the other lawyer was amazing. In the end, I did not get what I had hoped for ... I got even more! She is simply, the best!
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Posted by melissa | September 23, 2010
Fabulous Attorney and Partners to have on your side!!
Sara and her partners got me through the worst two and half years of my life. If I didn't have them on my side making it so much easier for me I don't know what I would have done. They are caring, knowledgeable and make you feel like you are the only client. If you have need an attorney, this is who to call!!!!
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C.
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, Manhattan Trial Unit
  • New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • 1998 - 2001


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Boston University
  • Theatre
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Brown v. Medicis - 13-cv-01345 (DOC)
  • $7.15 million dollar settlement
  • Beatty v. Sara Lee - 14-cv-0058 (EDTX)
  • $4 million dollar settlement


  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • NAACP Legacy Award
  • 2017
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Women in the Law
  • Hofstra Law Center for Children, Families and the Law
  • 2016
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame - Employment Law
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Alumni Advisor
  • Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal
  • 2008
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  • Long Island Woman Magazine
  • Have You Hit the Glass Ceiling?
  • 2005
  • Benefits Quarterly
  • Proposal for a Model Employee Benefit Program
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Employer Liability: Who is a Supervisor? Developments since Vance v. Ball State U
  • 2016

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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Recently, I worked with Sara on a matter. She is focused, compassionate, and has an unusually strong knowledge base in the employment law area. She is the person I would want on my side...excellent, excellent attorney."
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Garden City Employment and labor Lawyer Sara Wyn Kane
Sara Wyn Kane
Employment and labor Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 24 years