Sara Kalis is of counsel in the Employment Law practice and is based in the firm's New York office. She has a national practice representing employers in all aspects of labor relations. Ms. Kalis advises clients on dealing with unions or the threat of unionization, including contract administration, appearing as the chief spokesman during collective bargaining negotiations, bargaining out of multi-employer health and welfare plans and pension plans, positive employee relations, representation case advice and counsel, and successfully depending arbitrations over complex legal issues. She also has considerable experience in advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and consolidations, including preparing all labor-related revisions to the purchase and sale agreements and conducting any required decision or effects bargaining at impacted unionized locations as chief negotiator.
*Admitted in Minnesota; not yet admitted in New York
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D, 2007
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 2004
Regularly participates in panels on topics involving labor relations and employment trends.
Successfully defeated a union organizing drive for a major auto manufacturing company in the southern United States.
Won an appeal before the National Labor Relations Board for a nationwide retail company on issues of first impression.
Represented a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health in a billion-dollar transaction, including negotiating closure agreements with multiple unions.
Represented a Tier 1 Private Research university to successfully apply and maintain its managerial defense in its faculty organizing campaign.