Scott J. Laird

Associate

Scott J. Laird

Admissions

New York (2011)

Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2010

Hofstra University, B.A., 2007

Memberships

Scott J. Laird, Esq. is an attorney at French & Casey, LLP. He joined the firm in 2018, coming from a well-respected Queens litigation firm. Mr. Laird has impressive experience litigating a variety of complex matters in the following practice areas: construction accidents and defects, property damage claims, premises liability actions, business disputes and other related commercial litigation matters. Mr. Laird's practice also involves advising owners and contractors on construction and other property development matters.

In association and support of his litigation matters, Mr. Laird has developed experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and editing construction contracts, joint venture agreements and indemnification/hold harmless provisions.

Mr. Laird graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2010, where he served as an Associate Notes Editor on the Syracuse Law ReviewHe was also an Associate Articles Editor on Impunity Watch, an interactive website that operates as both a law review and news reporting site. Mr. Laird earned his Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in 2007.

Mr. Laird is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of New York. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative litigation matters/clients:

Successfully represented a construction company from contractual liability arising from a worksite incident.

Successfully litigated a matter on behalf of a commercial property owner in New York City against a condominium board. At issue in the litigation was the property owner’s lease agreement that it entered into with Denny’s. The condominium board sought, among other things, to invalidate the lease. As a result of this litigation, the first Denny’s opened in New York City in 2014.

Represented an investor in a matter involving a joint-venture agreement which addressed, among other things, commercial property in New York City. The property in question included a hotel in New York City. This matter required negotiating and drafting franchise agreements, leases, and other filings related to the hotel.

Represented a shareholder in a shareholder-dispute involving several companies that owned and operated commercial and residential properties in New York City. These companies also operated a large-scale beverage distribution business in New York City with annual revenues in excess of $25M.

Represented a large-scale international window manufacturer based in New York City with annual revenues in excess of $5M.  

Represented several small and medium-sized construction companies based in New York City.

Successfully litigated matters in commercial landlord-tenant court on behalf of both tenants and landlords.

Represented several co-owners of residential homes in New York City in partition actions.

Decisions/Verdicts

 Mikenshina v. Tishman Construction Corporation, et al., --- N.Y.S.3d ----, 2020 WL 6065271, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 05818 (2nd Dept. 2020).

 Alumil Fabrication, Inc. v. F.A. Alpine Window Mfg. Corp. 

151 A.D.3d 667, 53 N.Y.S.3d 554, 2017 N.Y. Slip. Op. 04410 (2nd Dept. 2017)

 Jaramillo v. Vega

675 Fed.Appx. 76 (2nd Cir. 2017)

Cambridge Medical, P.C. v. Allstate Ins. Co.

899 F.Supp.2d 227 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)