Attorney Details

Scott M. Palatucci - Partner

SCOTT M. PALATUCCI has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, and surety and fidelity coverage litigation.  Within those areas, Mr. Palatucci regularly prosecutes and defends claims in Federal and State courts, as well as arbitration tribunals.  In his litigation practice, Mr. Palatucci represents owners (public and private), general contractors, subcontractors, utility and heavy highway contractors, and contract and commercial sureties in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to, matters involving contract claims, liens and lien foreclosure, performance and payment bonds, construction defect, equitable adjustment claims, subrogation claims and “bad faith” claims.      

In addition to the above, the business needs of his clients have afforded Mr. Palatucci the opportunity to develop complementary corporate and commercial based transactional experience.  Specifically, Mr. Palatucci routinely counsels clients in connection with, among other things, the review, negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts (including, but not limited to, construction and design related agreements), risk management, corporate governance, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and the sale/lease/purchase of commercial real estate.  Mr. Palatucci also has extensive experience auditing third-party claim handlers for his contract and commercial surety clients and for general liability, property, and builders’ risk underwriters facing construction disputes and project completion issues.

Mr. Palatucci is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court - District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the New York County Bar Association.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Palatucci served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Joseph F. Scancarella (Ret.), Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, Law Division, and as Law Clerk to The Honorable Philip H. Mizzone, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, Chancery Division.

Mr. Palatucci has also been listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2017), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Surety, Construction Litigation: Business, Business/Corporate and General Litigation. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). Additionally, in 2016, Mr. Palatucci was named  one of New Jersey’s “New Leaders of the Bar” (formerly called “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40”) by the New Jersey Law Journal.