Scott E. Reiser is a Member of Lum, Drasco & Positan LLC, where he litigates in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York. He has a broad and diverse litigation practice, with significant experience in litigation involving ownership of closely held businesses, trusts and estates, construction defects, Chancery Litigation, and a wide array of substantive areas of law. In his everyday practice, he relies on his ten years of business experience that he gained prior to starting his career as an attorney.
He is an active leader of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, and is presently serving his third term as co-Chair of the Section of Litigation’s Committee on Ethics & Professionalism.
He is also a co-Chair of the Essex County Bar Association’s Chancery Practice Committee, and a member of the General Equity Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
A frequent CLE panelist, Scott has participated on diverse panels, including recent panels How Far is Too Far: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Business Negotiation at the ABA Section of Litigation’s 2017 Regional CLE Workshop, The Art of the Deal: A Negotiation Workshop in Morristown, New Jersey, Business Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Shareholders at the 2017 NJSBA Annual Conference, Thou Vile Poisonous Bunch-Back’d Toad: Ethics of Insults Through the Centuries at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.
Scott is a Fee Arbitration Panelist for the District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee of Essex County, New Jersey.
He served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth S. Levy, Presiding Judge for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage.
While in Law School at the Seton Hall University School of Law, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Circuit Review, a law journal focusing on the ever-increasing field of divided legal issues in the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. He also participated in the Impact Litigation Clinic, where he represented a client in a matter before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and served on the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board.
Scott is also proud to serve on Seton Hall Law School’s Alumni Council.
Areas of Practice
- Business & Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Civil Litigation
- Litigation & Appeals
- State of New Jersey
- District of New Jersey
- State of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- J.D. - 2007
- Washington University, St. Louis, MO
- B.A. cum laude - 1994
- Honors: Edward Weltin Prize in Ancient History
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Essex County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Kenneth S. Levy, Presiding Judge for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage