Get to Know Kluger Kaplan’s Becky Saka
By Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. May 11, 2021
I majored in English at the University of Florida because I love to read and write. So, fittingly, I went to law school to do a lot more of that. I have always found law interesting. I like complex commercial litigation in particular because it is intellectually stimulating. Every case is different, and I am always learning something new.
Why did you choose to practice in South Florida and was there anything specific that drew you to Kluger Kaplan?
I was born and raised in Miami Beach, so I always intended to stay and practice law in South Florida. I remember stumbling across the Kluger Kaplan website and thinking I would be a good fit given the type of law they practice and their overall message of the importance of work-life balance. Once I met the attorneys at Kluger Kaplan, I knew that I would be happy working there.
What lessons did you learn from beginning a new job during a pandemic?
Although it was challenging at first to start a new job during the pandemic, I definitely learned a lot and have grown as a result of it. Although I was always told by the attorneys at Kluger Kaplan to never hesitate to contact them if I had any questions, I learned to be more resourceful and self-sufficient. There is a lot of growth in trying to tackle a task on your own first before turning to someone for help. However, if I ever hit a wall, I have always felt comfortable reaching to the attorneys at Kluger Kaplan for guidance. Even though these communications have been strictly through technology, I still find that I have made meaningful connections with the Kluger Kaplan team.
What do you think is the most important thing to keep in mind when building relationships with clients?
Honesty is the best policy. Although every client wants to hear that they are going to win their case, it is important to give clients a realistic picture of the merits of their case in order to manage expectations and to build a relationship of trust.
Any advice you have for attorneys who are just starting their careers?
Do not be afraid to ask questions, but try to answer questions on your own first. It is really beneficial in the long run because you are always are going to be faced with something that you do not know in your legal career, and there is not always going to be someone with the answers.
How do you spend your time outside of work? (Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities?)
I enjoy exercising, whether it is running, yoga, or Pilates. I just recently adopted a puppy, so a lot of my time outside of work has been dedicated to enjoying life with him. I also have the guilty pleasure of binge-watching TV shows. My most recent binge was The Good Fight, which is a spin-off of The Good Wife, and which I highly recommend if you are in the mood for some legal drama.