Sander A. Rikleen is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Sander’s practice includes a wide variety of commercial trial work, with considerable experience in real estate litigation, securities arbitrations, and appellate work. He has more than 39 years of trial experience in the state and federal courts and in the FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE) and AAA arbitration forums.
Sander is frequently called upon to solve business problems through the development of strategies to avoid litigation as well as the use of litigation as part of a broader strategy to obtain business objectives. He has experience handling such sensitive matters as the investigation of suspected employee dishonesty and is particularly skilled in matters involving substantial mathematical detail. Sander has been included in the New England Super Lawyers listing, a Thomson Reuters publication since 2004 and is listed in the Commercial Litigation and Real Estate sections of The Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to joining the firm, Sander was a Partner in the Boston office of Edwards Wildman. He was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the New England School of Law from 1977 to 1985.
Community Involvement — Sander is active in the Bar and his local community. He is President of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (member of the Board 2002-present; President 2006-10 and 2011-present; Clerk 2005-06 and 2010-11) and of the JCAM Charitable Foundation. He was a member of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments from 1999 to 2006 and served as its Chairperson from 2002-03. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland, MA from 1987 to 2008, and served as its Recording Secretary from 1992 to 2004, and as Capital Campaign Finance Chairperson for two of its capital campaigns. He is also a former Treasurer of the Wayland Swimming and Tennis Club (2001-03) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Wayland-Weston Rowing Association (2003-2008).