Scott G. Kearns

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Scott G. Kearns

Partner

River Edge, NJ

P +1 201.343.3434

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"Our team has experience representing an impressive range of construction industry clients—enabling us to offer our clients highly informed, well-rounded legal counsel."

Bio

Highlights

Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association (Construction and Public Contracts, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)

New Jersey State Bar Association (Board of Directors - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section)

American Bar Association

Fordham University School of Law Alumni Association (Mentorship Program)

Montefiore – Nyack Hospital Foundation (Former Board of Trustees)

CP Unlimited (Board of Directors)

Jawonio, Inc. (Board of Directors)

Education & Courses

Union College, B.S.

Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Publications & Presentations

Fifty State Construction Lien & Bond Law, New Jersey chapter, 2019-2022 editions

“Federal Appeals Court Rules That Lien Claims Filed After A Contractor Files For Bankruptcy Violate Automatic Stay”, ConsensusDocs, February 2018

“A Guide To Construction Liens In New Jersey”, Law360, January 2018

“American Arbitration Association Issues New Alternative Rules For Arbitrating Construction Disputes On A More Expedited Basis”, P&A Newsletter, Winter 2015

“Construction Lien Law: Supplier’s Duty to Allocate Funds Received” New Jersey Building Contractor, Volume 1, 2013

“The Appellate Division’s Controversial Interpretation of a Supplier’s Duty to Allocate Payment Under Craft” Mann Report, November, 2013

“New Jersey Court Clarifies A Supplier’s Duty to Allocate Payments to Secure Lien Rights” Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, Spring 2013

“Fee Shifting in Construction Disputes: A Movement Building,” New Jersey Law Journal, June 2012

LexisNexis Practice Advisor Forms and Drafting Notes for “Construction Lien Claim”, “Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien” , “Amendment to Construction Lien Claim”, “Affidavit of Payment to Discharge Lien Claim”, “Certificate of Discharge of Lien Claim”, “Demand For Arbitration”, “Demand For Verified List”, and “Letter Demanding That Lien Claimant Commence Action To Enforce Lien”

“Construction Lien Checklist (NJ)”, LexisNexis Workflow Checklist

“Home Office Overhead: Attempting to Absorb Unabsorbed Costs”, New Jersey Bar Associations, Construction Law Section (Speaker)