Sarah P. Reiner - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
D 407-244-5650

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145

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Biography

Sarah is a shareholder in the firm who practices in the areas of Special Education law and Employment law. Sarah’s special education practice focuses on representing children with special needs and aiding them in reaching educational goals consistent with their individual abilities. In conjunction with this practice, Sarah also aids her clients in locating resources to supplement and compliment educational resources available and planning for transitional challenges the children and their families will most likely encounter.

Sarah’s employment practice centers on the defense of employment related actions at the agency, state and federal levels. She is well-versed in the handling of employment contract and noncompetition disputes and sexual harassment, whistleblower, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour claims), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and various other federal, state and local employment laws. Sarah also assists her clients with the handling of those day-to-day issues that arise in the employment and business contexts including: the development and drafting of employment policies and procedures; the drafting of employment agreements and restrictive covenant (noncompete, nonsolicit and nondisclosure) agreements; the investigation of employee complaints; the evaluation and management of complex employee relations, employee performance, and separation and severance issues; and DOL audits.

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Background

Sarah is a long-time resident of the Orlando area who began her law practice in the areas of corporate and business law (and later, employment law) after graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Sarah participated in UF’s Gator TeamChild Clinic, representing children in dependency and delinquency cases, and following her return to Orlando, she served as a Guardian ad Litem.

After years of continuing involvement in a local non-profit organization providing services to children and their families, Sarah decided to begin practicing law in the area of Special Education. Sarah recently obtained a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from The William & Mary Law Institute.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.A. (magna cum laude, 1998)
    • Florida Blue Key, Member, 1997
  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2001)
    • Gator Team Child Clinic (2001)
Certifications
  • William and Mary Law School, PELE Institute in Special Education Advocacy, Certificate in Special Education Advocacy
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2008
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • Board of Directors, 2005-2009
    • President, 2007-2008
  • Counsel of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), Member, 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Committee, Co-Chairman, 2012-2013
    • The Briefs, OCBA newsletter
      • Former Co-Editor
      • Former Associate Editor
  • OCBA Young Lawyers Section
    • Board of Directors, Secretary 2005-2008 (three terms)
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court #123
Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2010
  • Orlando Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business Nominee, 2013
Articles & Publications
  • Co-Author with Jason Cetel, "Highly uncertain times," The Tampa Tribune, May 18, 2014
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Equal Employment Opportunity Update," GrayRobinson 19th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 7, 2016
  • Live Interactive Webinar, "Religious Workplace Accommodations: The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Abercrombie & Fitch," Employment Law Alliance, June 30, 2015
  • “Fielding the Right Team: Employee Hiring, Orientation and Separations,” The Guardian Foundation/Health Systems 11th Annual Risk Management Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 15-17, 2015
  • "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update," GrayRobinson 18th Annual Employment Law Orlando Seminar, March 12, 2015
  • "Privacy v. the Employer's Right to Know: Hot Issues that Straddle the Can-Am Border," Employment Law Alliance, December 4, 2014
Civic
  • For over 10 years Sarah served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for BETA Center, a Central Florida non-profit organization that provided parenting and educational assistance to young teenage mothers and their children. In 2016 Beta Center merged with UCP of Central Florida, another outstanding Central Florida organization serving children and families.
  • Sarah has also served pro bono as a Guardian ad Litem for children in dependency cases, and as an instructor in the Teen Parent Program through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.
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