Scott is a partner in the Bankruptcy, Workouts and Creditors’ Rights department. Scott has extensive experience in all aspects of debtors’ and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and reorganization cases, out of court workouts, single asset and multi-asset real estate restructurings, business wind-downs and liquidations and general commercial litigation. Scott also has vast experience in debtor and creditor law, commercial transactions, real estate, and general corporate matters.
Throughout his career Scott has represented various parties in interest in many of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout the country. Scott regularly represents small and mid-size businesses in Chapter 11 and out of court workouts. He also regularly represents various creditor constituents, including, secured lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, buyers of assets, landlords, official creditors’ committees, and equity holders. Scott’s specialization in representing financially distressed businesses and entities, and their creditor constituents, makes him uniquely qualified to counsel and advise clients with a view towards creative, efficient, and practical resolutions. Scott is frequently described as a practical counsellor able to arrive at creative resolutions of complex financial problems and issues.
Scott is also a seasoned litigator, appearing in state and federal court representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various litigated matters.
Scott graduated with honors from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1982. After becoming a partner at Shea & Gould, one of New York’s most prominent law firms, Scott decided to accept the challenge of building a debtors and creditors’ rights practice at a mid-size firm. Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, Scott practiced as a sole practitioner, concentrating his practice on the representation of financially distressed businesses and high net worth individuals, and their creditors and other parties in interest.
cott also regularly provides pro bono representation and assistance to individuals, not-for-profit corporations, and religious institutions faced with issues of societal importance.
Scott has lectured for bar associations and has published several articles. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.