Scott D. Simon

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CONTACT
Phone: (212) 695-8100
Fax: (212) 629-4013
E-mail: ssimon@goetzfitz.com

PRACTICE AREAS
Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization

Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation

Business Law & Transactions

EDUCATION
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Emory University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, EDNY
New York State

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Scott D. Simon has experience in a wide variety of practice areas. He has represented companies and individuals in bankruptcy matters and complex commercial litigation; parties to real estate transactions and will contests; and lenders and issuers in corporate finance transactions.

Scott’s practice at Goetz Fitzpatrick focuses on bankruptcy, commercial and construction litigation, and general corporate matters.

Scott was Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review while he attended Fordham University School of Law. In 2004, he published a note entitled “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Implications for New York’s Scalping Law in Light of Recent Developments in the Ticket Industry.”

Scott is the Commissioner of the Westchester Hebrew Softball League, a 17-team league that has played games in suburban New York for more than 30 years.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
“Employee Must Arbitrate, But His Suit Against Employer Will Not Be Enjoined” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, September 2016.

“Attack an Arbitration Agreement with a Rifle, Not a Shotgun,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, April 2016.

“Ignoring an Arbitration Proceeding Is No Protection Against an Adverse Award,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, November 2015.

“A Principal’s Signature Does Not Bind Its Agent to An Agreement to Arbitrate,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, April 2015.

“SDNY Holds That Arbitrators Have Discretion To Exclude Evidence and Affirms FINRA Award,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, May 2014.

“SDNY Affirms Heavy Burden to Overturn Arbitrator’s Award,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, March 2014.

“Claims of Arbitrator Partiality Must Allege More Than Mere Predisposition,” ABA Section of Litigation, News & Developments, March 2012.

“Risks and Rewards of Electronic Signatures,” Real Estate Weekly, July 20, 2011.

“No Grey Area When it Comes to Real Estate License Issues,” Real Estate Weekly, March 16, 2011.

“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Implications for New York’s Scalping Law in Light of Recent Developments in the Ticket Industry,” Fordham University Law Review.