Mr. Bernstein, a counsel at Skolnick Legal Group, P.C., handles all types of litigation and creditors’ rights matters. His civil litigation practice entails a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in New Jersey and New York, including those pertaining to construction law, closely-held corporate entities and other types of contract disputes. Within the construction sector, Mr. Bernstein represents general contractors, sub-contractors, developers, suppliers, owners and design professionals in both litigation and transactional matters.
Scott has significant experience in bankruptcy, reorganization, foreclosure and insolvency matters. His practice includes both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and the rehabilitation of financially distressed businesses. He 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.
Scott's legal career commenced as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Skolnick Legal Group, P.C., he was general counsel of a closely-held company and affiliated with several regional law firms in New Jersey and New York. He has authored articles pertaining to litigation, bankruptcy, consumer finance and real estate law, and has lectured on those topics.
Scott received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.