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Scott M. Kessler
Scott M. Kessler
Partner 
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
 
Tel:
212.880.3874
Fax:
212.880.8965
 
 

Scott Kessler is a partner in the Litigation practice where he focuses on litigating complex commercial disputes, including corporate and private equity transactions, real estate matters, and securities and other class action defense, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has tried and argued numerous cases in federal and state courts. Scott also has significant experience advocating for clients with regard to contract disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, and matters involving questions of copyright law, unfair competition, and trademark law.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of trademark holder for bath, body and fragrance products in federal action for trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false advertising, unfair competition and deceptive acts and practices.
 
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Representation of national credit card processing company in federal and state court proceedings in dispute with sales organization concerning claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and tortious interference with contract.
 
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Representation of worldwide manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products in state court action with distributor or oxygen system products alleging claims of fraud and breach of contract.
 
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Representation of healthcare services company and its directors in state class action challenging fairness of merger.
 
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Representation of private medical practice in state court action to enforce non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
 
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Representation of individual co-author of popular guidebook concerning women's beauty products in jury trial involving claims for recovery of royalties, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.
 
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Representation of merchandizing company in federal action to enjoin unauthorized sale and distribution of counterfeit clothing and novelty products.
 
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Representation of construction management company in court proceedings to prosecute claims for violation of non-compete agreement and for contempt.
 
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Representation of automotive parts company and individual partners in appeal of distribution of partnership assets and breach of fiduciary duty.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2014, Listed in New York as a "Rising Star" for Business Litigation
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Today's General Counsel Magazine and Institute, Moderator, "On the Clients End - Liability and Managing Risk: No Such Thing as Perfect," November 18, 2014
 
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Global Litigation Conference and Exhibition, Presenter, "How to Plan and Maximize a Litigation Budget," October 1, 2014
 
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Today's General Counsel Magazine and Institute, Presenter, "Meeting the Continuing Challenge of Litigation Holds and Preservation," and "E-Discovery Damage Control," July 16-17, 2014
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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New York State Bar Association, Member
 
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New York County Lawyers' Association, Member
 
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Jewish Lawyers Guild, Member
 
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Queens & Bronx Builders Association, Member
 



Scott M. Kessler

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2003; cum laude
B.S., Cornell University, 1998
Bar Admissions
New York
 
 
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