Carol A. Crossett

Carol A. Crossett


(646) 813-2966


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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Automotive Dealership Representation
  • General and Complex Corporate/Commercial Litigation
  • Marine Industry Dealership Representation
Practice Locations
  • Manhattan, NY
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel

Carol is a Commercial Litigation Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC’s New York City office handling complex, high value disputes. Carol advises on estate and business succession planning, corporate and commercial litigation and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Carol practiced general and complex commercial and corporate litigation. Carol gained experience and practiced as a litigator involved in disputes with franchise manufacturers, proceedings commenced by consumers and labor and employment law primarily in the automotive and marine industry. In that capacity, she has acted as counsel in a number of transactional matters, some of which include the preparation of, and/or consultation related to, marine franchise dealer and distribution agreements.

Carol also represented clients involved in disputes related to estate and trusts, and business succession planning. In connection with this aspect of her practice, Carol has prepared a variety of estate planning and other business succession instruments including but not limited to Wills, trusts, ancillary instruments, stock redemption, cross-purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and documents and the formation of various business entities.

Carol’s background also involved acting as counsel in probate and accounting matters, contested and uncontested, Will construction, and turnover proceedings, fiduciary removal, and disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries. After graduating from law school in the early years her practice areas included insurance defense, civil litigation, and proceedings under the Labor Law.

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 currently active pro hac vice admissions California, Connecticut and Florida. She is 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, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

  • Cross-border proceedings involving the administration of a foreign company.
  • Estate, trusts and succession disputes involving family owned automotive dealerships, and other businesses, and estate and succession planning.
  • Representation of automotive dealers against manufacturers in a variety of franchise disputes, commercial litigation, and transactions and commercial litigation involving business torts, for marine manufacturers and dealers.
  • Representation of automotive clients in labor and employment matters, consumer litigation, and investigations by the Attorney General.
  • New York State
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Currently counsel pro hac vice: States of Connecticut, Florida and California
  • LL.M: New York University School of Law
  • JD: Northeastern University School of Law
  • The National Association of Dealer Counsel

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