Scott E. Silberfein

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Scott E. Silberfein is of counsel to Moses & Singer’s litigation practice where he has substantial experience advocating for his clients in a variety of complex business law and high-stakes litigation matters including class actions.  His practice includes a particular focus on trial and appellate matters in equipment lease finance, payments technology, consumer protection, bankruptcy, intellectual property, restrictive covenant, construction and real estate matters.  Scott also has extensive experience representing companies in responding to and defending against investigations and lawsuits by Attorneys General related to alleged violations of consumer protection laws.  

His complex business law and high-stakes litigation experience includes the representation of equipment finance and payment technology companies in class and individual actions concerning alleged violations of RICO, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, various federal and state consumer protection laws as well as fraud and breach of contract allegations.  Scott also represents borrowers, lenders and investors in a variety of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud actions.  Representative clients include:

  • a leading equipment finance company specializing in the origination and servicing of micro-ticket leases in the defense of various state and federal class actions;
  • a financing company specializing in the purchase of future credit card receivables in the defense of a putative federal class action alleging usury and violations of consumer protection laws;
  • an alternative investment advisory firm in an arbitration for the breach of a securities purchase agreement;   
  • the defense of a breach of contract and fraud action brought by a lender against a financing company specializing in the purchase of future credit card receivables; and
  • an equipment finance company in defense of an action brought by the New York Attorney General alleging, among other things, violations of New York’s consumer protection laws.

Scott’s bankruptcy litigation experience includes the representation of creditors’ committees, individual creditors, both secured and unsecured, and debtors-in-possession. Representative clients include debtors of a large nursing home bankruptcy in Connecticut, west-coast power companies in adversary proceedings related to two-way power contracts against a large energy company, the unsecured creditors’ committee in a diamond-industry bankruptcy; and an international banking institution in former Section 304 proceedings.

His intellectual property experience is focused on the representation of domestic and foreign clients in the enforcement of intellectual property and licensing rights in federal court and the TTAB.  Other experience includes the successful representation of a distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies, an independent media agency network and an insurance brokerage company in non-competition, non-solicitation, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secret actions including the securing of temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions.  Scott has also represented New York City-based real estate and construction services companies in litigations and arbitrations concerning breach of contract, fraud and lien foreclosure actions.

Among other civil volunteer responsibilities, Scott serves as a Trustee on the Board of Education of the Scarsdale Union Free School District, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Fairfield/Westchester Chapter, Westchester Reform Temple and Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club.

Prior to attending law school, Scott worked in Washington, D.C, in the legislative offices of Congressman Gary Ackerman and in the telecommunications industry.

Biography

Scott E. Silberfein is of counsel to Moses & Singer’s litigation practice where he has substantial experience advocating for his clients in a variety of complex business law and high-stakes litigation matters including class actions.  His practice includes a particular focus on trial and appellate matters in equipment lease finance, payments technology, consumer protection, bankruptcy, intellectual property, restrictive covenant, construction and real estate matters.  Scott also has extensive experience representing companies in responding to and defending against investigations and lawsuits by Attorneys General related to alleged violations of consumer protection laws.  

His complex business law and high-stakes litigation experience includes the representation of equipment finance and payment technology companies in class and individual actions concerning alleged violations of RICO, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, various federal and state consumer protection laws as well as fraud and breach of contract allegations.  Scott also represents borrowers, lenders and investors in a variety of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud actions.  Representative clients include:

  • a leading equipment finance company specializing in the origination and servicing of micro-ticket leases in the defense of various state and federal class actions;
  • a financing company specializing in the purchase of future credit card receivables in the defense of a putative federal class action alleging usury and violations of consumer protection laws;
  • an alternative investment advisory firm in an arbitration for the breach of a securities purchase agreement;   
  • the defense of a breach of contract and fraud action brought by a lender against a financing company specializing in the purchase of future credit card receivables; and
  • an equipment finance company in defense of an action brought by the New York Attorney General alleging, among other things, violations of New York’s consumer protection laws.

Scott’s bankruptcy litigation experience includes the representation of creditors’ committees, individual creditors, both secured and unsecured, and debtors-in-possession. Representative clients include debtors of a large nursing home bankruptcy in Connecticut, west-coast power companies in adversary proceedings related to two-way power contracts against a large energy company, the unsecured creditors’ committee in a diamond-industry bankruptcy; and an international banking institution in former Section 304 proceedings.

His intellectual property experience is focused on the representation of domestic and foreign clients in the enforcement of intellectual property and licensing rights in federal court and the TTAB.  Other experience includes the successful representation of a distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies, an independent media agency network and an insurance brokerage company in non-competition, non-solicitation, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secret actions including the securing of temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions.  Scott has also represented New York City-based real estate and construction services companies in litigations and arbitrations concerning breach of contract, fraud and lien foreclosure actions.

Among other civil volunteer responsibilities, Scott serves as a Trustee on the Board of Education of the Scarsdale Union Free School District, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Fairfield/Westchester Chapter, Westchester Reform Temple and Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club.

Prior to attending law school, Scott worked in Washington, D.C, in the legislative offices of Congressman Gary Ackerman and in the telecommunications industry.

Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D.)
  • University of Delaware (B.A.)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Connecticut
  • New York