New York, 2005
U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
Northern District of New York
St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
J.D. magna cum laude, 2002-2004
Honors: Member, St. John’s Law Review
CALI Awards for Excellence in Torts, Legal Research and Writing, Real Property, International Business Transactions, and Trusts and Estates. Best Paper in Japanese Law (awarded by Temple Law Japan)
Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
B.A. summa cum laude, 1997-2000
Jennifer A. Scott
Brian is a very successful litigator with over ten years of experience in the courtroom. He regularly practices in Supreme Court, the Third Department, and the Surrogate’s Court. He has also defended licensed professions against charges of misconduct in administrative proceedings.
He has developed an extensive appellate practice, drawing on his prior work experience as counsel to the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, where he worked on more than 200 cases at the appellate courts and learned the numerous litigation styles of other attorneys. Recognizing his accomplishments, Saratoga County appointed Brian to serve as its Appellate Defender for the 2016 and 2017 terms.
Brian is also recognized as a leader in the practice area of trust and estate litigation. He has successfully handled many probate contests and accounting proceedings. He also co-authors the firm’s estate litigation blog.
Brian has also achieved favorable results for his clients in commercial litigation. He has successfully defended and prosecuted cases involving partnership disputes, employee theft and terminations, corporate dissolution proceedings, receiverships, breach of contract claims, and real property disputes.
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (Administered by Stanford University), Yokohama, Japan, August 2008-June 2009
Cornell University, Japanese FALCON Program, Ithaca, New York, August 2006-May 2007
New York State Court of Appeals, Albany, N.Y., 2004-2006
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Albany, N.Y., 2007-2008
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