Scott Koop Biography

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Scott E. Koop

Senior Associate

Mr. Koop joined Kishner Miller Himes as an associate in March 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Koop worked as an associate with a busy general practice firm in Brooklyn, and later at a firm specializing in commercial litigation based in mid-town Manhattan.

Throughout his career, Mr. Koop has been involved in a wide array of transactional matters and complex litigation, both in New York and New Jersey.

Currently, Mr. Koop concentrates on civil litigation, particularly in complex business and commercial disputes as well as real-estate centered litigation.

Mr. Koop also focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions.  Typically, he represents buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants in property purchases, sales, leasing and financing.  His practice has involved real property transactions throughout New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Koop handles litigation from beginning to end, including extensive motion practice, trial and appeal. While he has represented large companies in complex commercial litigation, Mr. Koop focuses much of his practice on representing individuals and small companies in either the prosecution or defense of contractual and other business disputes. His real estate transactional work complements his litigation practice. In particular, Mr. Koop’s transactional experience enables him to understand the practical consequences of real-estate related litigation, which often involves contentious claims concerning neighbors, condominium/cooperative boards, construction companies and general contractors, and property owners and developers.  The insight gained from his extensive real estate experience helps Mr. Koop litigate for his clients efficiently and effectively.

Representative Matters

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation

  • Represented the purchaser of a new-construction condominium unit in a lawsuit against the condominium sponsor and the sponsor’s principals asserting major construction defects, resulting in a very favorable settlement on the eve of a jury trial
  • Represented an institutional lender in foreclosing on and selling a multi-million dollar commercial property in upper Manhattan
  • Represented an online retailer asserting breach of contract claims against a major web-hosting service provider, resulting in a positive outcome at arbitration
  • Represented the tenant-in-common in an action involving partition and sale of jointly owned real property, resulting in a favorable judgment issued on a dispositive motion
  • Represented an individual in proceedings under the real property laws involving a license agreement for a neighboring condominium developer’s construction work, resulting in a favorable court order imposing licensing terms, requiring the developer to provide insurance, and ordering payment of a monthly license fee during the period of construction

Transactional Matters

  • Represented the sponsor of a new condominium development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in drafting and filing the Offering Plan and Declaration with the Attorney General’s Office; then also represented the sponsor for selling new units
  • Represented several clients from contract negotiation to closing for their purchases of multi-million-dollar units in a newly-developed Manhattan condominium building
  • Represented a closely-held corporation in the purchase of multi-family residential and commercial buildings in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Represented the purchaser of numerous commercial properties in downtown Brooklyn, from contract negotiation through closing

Professional Activities

New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association

Education

New York Law School (J.D. 2009)

Senator, Student Bar Association, New York Law School
Editor, De Novo, Student Newspaper, New York Law School

Western Michigan University (B.B.A. 2005)

Bar & Court Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York