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    St. John’s University School of Law
    – Juris Doctorate
    – LL.M. in Bankruptcy

    University of Wisconsin
    – B.A.: History

  • Bar Admissions

    State Court Admissions
    – New York

    Federal Court Admissions
    – U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Scott Swanson's practice includes a broad range of experience in commercial litigation matters in both federal and state court. Scott represents his diverse client base in all phases of complex business disputes and bankruptcy litigation, from pre-litigation strategy and mediation through trial and appeal. His clients include institutional lenders, investment funds, fashion brands, international manufacturers, media companies, real estate developers, management companies and equipment lessors. Scott also maintains an active practice in the creative space, with corporate and individual clients that include production companies, studios, agencies, magazines, artists, galleries, retouchers and other related businesses.

Representative litigation matters include complex contract disputes, intellectual-property litigation, director & officer liability actions, corporate fraud, corporate dissolution, real estate-related litigation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, fraudulent-conveyance claims, shareholder derivative suits, successor-liability actions, fiduciary-breach claims, insurance litigation and agency claims. Scott’s bankruptcy litigation experience focuses on creditor-side representation of secured and unsecured lenders, trade vendors, trustees and other interested parties in connection with matters such as preference defense and prosecution, fraudulent conveyance claims, claim objections, non-dischargeability actions and involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.

Scott’s practice includes a significant transactional component. Related transactional experience includes commercial contract formation, asset sale/purchase agreements, commercial leasing and asset-based lending agreements. Scott has represented clients in bankruptcy asset transactions including stalking-horse purchases, Section 363 sales, Rule 9019 settlements, claims trading and related asset transfers.

Scott joined the firm from the litigation group of a premier mid-sized firm in New York City. An active member of local bar associations, Scott has written a number of academic articles published in national law journals. He served as a law clerk to both a federal bankruptcy judge and a commercial division judge in New York.


The Case for Nondebtor Substantive Consolidation under the Turnover Power of Section 542(a), 22 J. of Bankr. L. and Prac. No. 3, Art. 4 (May 2013)

Applicability of §1112(b)’s “Unusual Circumstances” Exception to Conversion or Dismissal for Continuing Loss without Reasonable Likelihood of Rehabilitation, 21 J. of Bankr. L. and Prac. No. 2, Art. 5 (April 2012)

Is a Housing Cooperative Entity Subject to the “Single Asset Real Estate” Provisions of the Bankruptcy Code? , 2011 Ann. Surv. of Bankr. L. 7 (2011)