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Scott Bernstein, Esq. Direct Line: 646-974-8086
sbernstein@blakeleyllp.com Fax Line: 949-260-0613
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Admitted in NY, NJ, CT, PA & MA  
SCOTT H. BERNSTEIN litigates a diverse range of actions in federal and state courts. His litigation practice involves claims for the avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers, successor liability, veil piercing, foreclosure, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

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 assignees for the benefit of creditors.

Scott frequently acts as local counsel for out-of-state firms seeking competent, knowledgeable New Jersey and New York 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. Scott has successfully defended contractors in general liability and premises liability cases.

Scott has been published on bankruptcy, real estate and consumer finance topics by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Business Law Today, New Jersey Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New York Business Law Journal, Real Estate Weekly, Law360 and Dow Jones DBR Small Cap. He is a contributing author to A Practitioner's Guide to Prepackaged Bankruptcy: A Primer, which is published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. From the fall of 2002 through the summer of 2003, Scott served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

From the fall of 2014 through the spring of 2017, Scott was the elected Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He was named 2009, 2010 and 2011 Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for his contributions to pro bono clients, and is also a recipient of The Legal Aid Society's 2010 and 2011 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients.