Scott H. Bernstein

Counsel

sbernstein@stradley.com

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Scott Bernstein

Overview

Scott Bernstein litigates a diverse range of actions, with a primary focus on representing financial institutions, financial service companies, secured creditors and servicers in commercial litigations, bankruptcies and consumer finance litigations.

Scott has significant experience in bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency matters. His practice includes both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and the rehabilitation of financially distressed businesses. Scott has represented corporate debtors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, committees, financial institutions and private equity funds that are lenders and investors in financially troubled companies, buyers and sellers of distressed businesses, parties seeking to invest in and/or acquire the assets and businesses of financially troubled companies, and secured and unsecured creditors. He has represented court-appointed receivers and has extensive experience in the area of commercial litigation in federal and state courts. 

Scott frequently acts as local counsel for out-of-state firms seeking competent, knowledgeable New Jersey, New York and Connecticut counsel. He also serves as outside general counsel to a construction company with approximately 300 employees and projects throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area. Within the construction sector, Scott represents general contractors, sub-contractors, developers, suppliers, owners and design professionals in both litigation and transactional matters.

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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Michigan
Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York State Bar Association

Recognition

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel for contributions to pro bono clients
  • The Legal Aid Society, 2010 and 2011 Pro Bono Publico Awards
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