Scott is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses principally on real estate disputes with a concentration on condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ association matters. Scott has represented sponsors and boards in a wide variety of construction defect cases involving nearly all aspects of building construction, design, and systems. He has also represented condominium and cooperative boards, shareholders, and unit owners in disputes with sponsors, architects, contractors, adjacent landowners, brokers, and internally with unit owners, shareholders, or boards.
Scott has handled real estate litigation matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, adverse possession, easements, nuisance, lien and mortgage foreclosures, rent stabilization, J-51 tax benefits, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, right of first refusal, transient occupancy, eminent domain, license agreements pursuant to Section 881 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, fraudulent conveyances, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and title insurance defense. Scott regularly handles cases in New York State and federal courts and proceedings involving the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and New York City agencies such as the Department of Buildings, Environmental Control Board, and Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Scott also has experience representing corporate and individual clients in business litigation, corporate dissolution proceedings, white collar criminal investigations, securities enforcement matters, bankruptcy litigation, and tax controversy litigation.
Scott has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Area Rising Star in the area of business litigation and has received the Pro Bono Publico award from the Legal Aid Society in recognition of outstanding pro bono service performed in the area of immigrants’ rights.
Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Scott earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he was a member of the New York Law School Law Review and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Association. He served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Lorraine S. Miller, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Civil Branch.