Attorney Susan Russo Klein joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm

SusanRussoKlein_gridRoberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Susan Russo Klein has joined the firm. Russo Klein will work with the firm’s labor and employment law and business law teams, advising and representing employers and businesses of all sizes.

Russo Klein brings to her practice more than 14 years of experience as in-house counsel for businesses, drafting and negotiating business contracts, advising on employment-related matters, and managing acquisitions. 

Before joining Roberts & Stevens, Russo Klein served as general counsel for a hospitality company based in Asheville, where she resolved employment law issues, drafted and negotiated contracts, and recommended risk management strategies for hotels, fitness centers and other businesses.  

 “Susan is a great addition to our firm,” said Vince Childress of Roberts & Stevens. “Her experience working as in-house counsel for businesses in different industries, hospitality in particular, has given her a broad skill set and a unique perspective that will serve our clients and our team well.”

Russo Klein earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina and her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association, where she is part of the Corporate Counsel and Real Property sections. 

In the community, Russo Klein volunteers with Pisgah Legal Services and is a North Carolina Bar Association Call 4All participant. She is also co-founder of the Asheville Area Paralegal Association and a member of the St. Eugene Catholic Church Parish Council. 

The Roberts & Stevens labor and employment law practice advises employers of all sizes, from family-run startups to large corporations, in all aspects of employment counseling and litigation. The firm’s business law team provides comprehensive legal representation to businesses facing a variety of legal issues, from starting a business and handling daily legal concerns to dealing with complex matters such as mergers, acquisitions, and the sales of businesses.