Carol A. Crossett, Esq. is a Partner in the New York City office of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Carol heads the Commercial Law Group. Carol concentrates her practice on corporate and commercial litigation and transactions. Carol also possesses extensive experience handling business succession planning and trusts and estates matters.
Carol brings to Tully Rinckey, a diverse background forged over many years representing individuals and companies in commercial, corporate and civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts in New York where she is admitted, and also, by pro hac vice admission, in several courts outside New York.
Carol’s marine industry practice includes the representation of manufacturers and retailers, with particular emphasis on dealer/customer disputes, breach of sales and marketing contracts, and warranty disputes. She has represented automobile dealers in the past pertaining to franchise, breach of contract, and employment disputes.
Carol handles corporate transactional matters including those related to succession planning for a wide spectrum of businesses, involving preparation of all types of contractual agreements, independent contractor and employment agreements, as well as shareholder, stock redemption, stock pledge, cross purchase agreements, and all manner of other instruments related to stock and/or asset transfers.
Carol’s practice also includes preparation and filing of documentation related to the formation of various types of business entities, and clients in need of following corporate formalities and requiring assistance and guidance to effectively navigate the immigration and non-immigration Visa process.
As mentioned above, Carol also represents clients involving trusts and estates matters. This area of practice involves estate planning and preparation of wills, trusts, and other ancillary instruments. She also handles contested and uncontested probate and administration, administrative accountings, will construction, turnover proceedings, removal of trustees and executors, and other disputes involving trustees, executors and beneficiaries.
Carol received her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law and an LL.M (Master of Law) in corporate taxation from New York University School of Law.
She is admitted to practice in New York, with pro hac vice admissions currently in Connecticut and Florida, and she has also been admitted pro hac vice as counsel in the States of New Hampshire, New Jersey, Illinois and California.
She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Written Pay Agreements Can Save Auto Dealerships Wage & Hour Headaches, co-author Nicholas A. Devyatkin, published in The Defender, June 2018.
Bankruptcy, guardianship, guardian ad litem, foreclosure, landlord tenant, and volunteer in NYC City Housing Court.