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 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.

  • Commercial and civil litigation involving individuals and businesses.
  • 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 on behalf of marine manufacturers and dealers.
  • Representation of automotive clients in labor and employment matters, consumer litigation, and investigations by the Attorney General.
  • Representation of clients involved in business succession, and sales and other transfers.
  • Preparing corporate formation documents in connection with employment-based immigration. Visa applications, and Visa applications involving corporate ownership.
  • 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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