Carol A. Crossett, Esq. is a Commercial Litigation Partner in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s New York City office. She handles complex, high-value disputes which include representing dealers and manufacturers in the marine industry in corporate and commercial litigation. She also handles corporate transactional matters, including the preparation and/or consultation related to marine franchise dealer and distribution agreements, and other contract agreements, as well as estate and business succession planning. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Carol practiced general and complex commercial and corporate litigation. She has a diverse background and has practiced extensively representing individuals and businesses in both commercial and civil litigation matters involving employment law and transactional matters in both state and federal courts in New York State where she is admitted, and before courts in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New Hampshire.
She has a background in employment law, and representing clients primarily in the automotive industry and marine industry involving consumer, commercial and franchise disputes.
Carol has also represented clients involved in disputes related to estates 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 agreements, cross-purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and a multitude of other documents related to the formation of various business entities. She has also handled matters involving probate including accountings for probate and trusts, both contested and uncontested, will construction, turnover proceedings, fiduciary removal, and disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries.
Her background also includes insurance defense litigation involving personal injury, premises liability, automobiles and marine, property damage claims and insurance coverage, and specifically construction law including Labor Law §§200, 240 (1) and 241 (6). Additionally, Carol has handled several products liability cases.
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 in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois and New Hampshire. 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.