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SCOTT STONE

Since formation of his first law firm in 1993, Scott Stone has built a general practice concentrating in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions; residential and commercial property tax challenges aka tax certiorari; traffic and building department violations; wills and estates; probate and administration proceedings; landlord/tenant matters; commercial and residential leasing; business and corporate representation, including formation and transactions; and general litigation.

Scott, along with his former partner and present Of Counsel, Veronica Sympson Krendel, opened their offices in Lynbrook, New York in 1995, creating the “old fashioned” neighborhood law firm atmosphere that combines personalized service and access with professional and experienced legal representation in various areas of the law.

Scott has many years of experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as business and corporate transactions. He represents and advises clients throughout New York State through the many stages of the transaction process from contract signing though closing and post-closing. Scott has also represented banks, mortgage lenders and brokers in mortgage refinance and purchase closings. In the past, Scott has served as attorney and transfer agent to cooperative apartments located in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

For more than 15 years, Scott has served as an attorney and General Counsel to Unified Window Systems, Inc. He has also represented many other corporations, not-for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities related to the formation, transactions and legal representation required in their normal operation in the State of New York.FDS08

With extensive experience in tax certiorari and real property assessment, Scott has represented homeowners and property owners throughout New York State for more than 18 years challenging property taxes on commercial and residential real property.

Since 2006, Scott has also served as Special Counsel to the City of Glen Cove and was appointed Tax Certiorari Counsel to the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale in 2008, representing these municipalities in all issues involving commercial tax certiorari matters. Throughout the years, Scott has also assisted other village attorneys in representing their municipalities with respect to commercial and residential property tax challenges.

Scott is proud to have been mentored by New York State Supreme Court Judge Howard T. Hogan and the Honorable H.T. Hogan Jr., Esq., and now serves as a Partner at their firm, Hogan & Hogan in Locust Valley, where he has represented clients on behalf of the firm since 1994.

Prior to this formation of his law firm, Scott worked at the Nassau County Department of Assessment for eight years representing the County’s interests in commercial and residential tax certiorari proceedings and negotiations as well as small claims assessment review proceedings.

Since his admission to the Bar in 1992, Scott has belonged to numerous professional associations including the Nassau County Bar Association’s Condemnation Law & Tax Certiorari Committee and Speaker’s Bureau, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the Advisory Board to the Jazz Composers Collective, a musician-run, non-profit corporation located in New York that was dedicated to presenting original music. Scott has also served as counsel to the Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook.

In September 2014, Scott was awarded Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Nassau County Bar Association for his work in landlord tenant court on behalf of the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Scott was also named as a 2016 Top Pro Bono Honoree.

Scott received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1992 and A.B. in Political Science and Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Cum Laude, in 1989.

In addition to New York (1993), Connecticut (1992) and the District of Columbia (1993), Scott is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.