Carol A. Crossett

Carol A. Crossett


(646) 813-2966


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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Real Estate Law & Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Corporate / Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate / Commercial Transactions
  • Contract Disputes
Practice Locations
  • Manhattan, NY
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel

Carol A. Crossett is a Partner in the New York City office of Tully Rinckey PLLC and head of the Commercial Law Group. Carol’s primary practice area is corporate and commercial business litigation and transactions.

Carol brings a diverse background forged over many years having represented individuals and companies in commercial, corporate and civil litigation through all phases from inception to trial in both state and federal courts. She has also represented clients by pro hac vice admission, in several state and federal courts outside New York.

Carol has represented a wide range of businesses, including manufacturers, retailers and dealers in the marine industry, franchise retailers in various industries, and automobile dealer franchises.

Carol has extensive experience handling contracts, corporate transactions, and business succession planning involving stock and/or asset transfers.

Carol’s practice includes business and corporate consultation in the formation and operation of various business entities, and clients in need of other forms of business guidance.  She has also represented businesses in labor and employment matters, and before the Attorney General & Department of Consumer Affairs.

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 and directives. She also handles contested and uncontested probate and administration proceedings, administrative accountings, will construction, turnover proceedings, removal of trustees and executors, and other matters 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 the New York State Bar and admitted to practice in the following federal courts: U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Carol is currently admitted pro hac vice in Connecticut and Florida, and admitted pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She has also been admitted in past matters as pro hac vice counsel to represent clients in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Illinois and California.

  • Dismissal of all claims against marine business arising from loan default.
  • Dismissal of default judgment against business in marine industry and dismissal of all claims in federal court.
  • Defended and obtained dismissal of all claims of plaintiff who claimed to hold an interest in an automobile dealership.
  • Represented and obtained all relief requested in cross border proceeding.
  • Represented overseas franchise food retailer in breach of contract action and declaration that dispute was subject to the arbitration clause.
  • Represented religious organization involving dispute regarding whether a sale of donated property was restricted by statute.
  • Removal of co-executor of estate for corporate malfeasance.
  • Represented co-executors of estate in complex adjudication seeking readjustment of estate and gift tax by the IRS, and successfully challenged the denial of 6166 election.
  • Business succession of nuclear energy company to key employee.
  • Family business succession of franchise auto dealerships and business succession of other franchises.
  • Business succession disputes involving franchise auto dealerships.
  • Business consultations regarding sale of franchise and franchise development.
  • New York State Bar
  • 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 Court of Federal Claims
  • Representation of clients by admission pro hac vice in Connecticut and Florida, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and past admissions pro hac vice in matters commenced in New Hampshire, New Jersey, California and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • LL.M: New York University School of Law
  • JD: Northeastern University School of Law
  • The National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Business Succession Planning: Family, Key Employees & Other Considerations”, 2022

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