Summary of Practice
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, commercial real estate disputes, 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 in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, and is presently serving his third annual term as co-Chair of the Section of Litigation’s Content Management Committee, which manages the Section’s substantive committee publications–Articles and Practice Points. Prior to that assignment, he served a three-year term as co-Chair of the Section of Litigation’s Ethics & Professionalism Committee.
He is also a co-Chair of the Essex County Bar Association’s Chancery Practice Committee, a position he has held since 2016, and a member of the General Equity Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
A frequent CLE panelist, Scott has moderated or participated on diverse panels, including as Meeting co-Chair and Panelist for the ABA Section of Litigation’s Regional CLE Meeting “Discovery Yourself: Navigating the First Years of Your Practice” held at Seton Hall Law School on March 26, 2019, as moderator for a panel entitled “The Lawyer, the Addict” at the ABA Section of Litigation’s 2018 Section Annual Conference in San Diego, California, as a panelist on “How Far is Too Far: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Business Negotiation” at the ABA Section of Litigation’s 2017 Regional CLE Workshop entitled “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, and other CLEs and panels.
Scott served as a Fee Arbitration Panelist for the District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee of Essex County, New Jersey for a four-year term from 2015-2019.
Following Law School, Scott 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 have served as a member of the Seton Hall Law School Alumni Council since 2009. Following a term as co-Chair of the Alumni Council’s Law School Relations Committee, he now serves as co-Chair of the Special Events Committee.
Follow Scott on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottereiser/ and on Twitter at @scott_reiser
Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Litigation & Appeals
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Essex County Bar Association
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
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