Scott J. Pashman is an associate in the Litigation Group. Mr. Pashman has represented condominium and cooperative boards and sponsors, home purchasers and sellers, commercial property owners and managers, real estate investors, banks, and title insurance companies in a wide variety of real estate matters before state and federal courts and government agencies. Mr. Pashman is recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Area Rising Star in the area of business litigation. After joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Pashman was a member of the litigation team that successfully represented more than 100 buyers at the Sky View Parc condominium in Flushing, Queens, achieving what has been hailed as the largest condominium settlement in New York City history, and the largest settlement on record in New York under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.
Prior to joining, Mr. Pashman was a litigation associate in the New York office of an Am Law 100 firm, where he concentrated in commercial litigation, tax litigation, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation and enforcement, and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Pashman’s reported cases include The Board of Managers of The 231 Norman Avenue Condominium v. 231 Norman Avenue Property Development, LLC, 959 N.Y.S.2d 87 (Supreme Court, Kings County 2012); Picture Patents, LLC v. Aeropostale, Inc., 788 F. Supp. 2d 127 (S.D.N.Y. 2011); Home Loan and Investment Bank,F.S.B. v. Lauday, Inc., 2011 WL 441693 (E.D.N.Y. 2011); Reit v. Yelp!, Inc., 907 N.Y.S.2d 411 (Supreme Court, New York County 2010); Hillsborough Holdings Corporation v. United States (In re Hillsborough Holdings Corporation), 432 B.R. 318 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010);Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company, 836 N.Y.S.2d 484 (Supreme Court, New York County 2006); United States v. Giffen, 379 F. Supp. 2d 337 (S.D.N.Y. 2004); United States v. Giffen, 326 F. Supp. 2d 497 (S.D.N.Y. 2004); and In re Bush Industries, Inc., 315 B.R. 292 (Bankr. W.D.N.Y. 2004).
Mr. Pashman received the Pro Bono Publico award from the Legal Aid Society in 2009 and 2010 in recognition of outstanding pro bono service performed in the area of immigrants’ rights. Mr. Pashman is the author of “Discharge of Student Loan Debt Under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8): Reassessing ‘Undue Hardship’ After the Elimination of the Seven-Year Exception,” 44 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 605 (2001).
Mr. Pashman received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School where he was a member of the New York Law School Law Review and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Association. Mr. Pashman served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lorraine S. Miller, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Civil Branch. Mr. Pashman earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Mr. Pashman is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and New Jersey, and the United States Tax Court.