SCOTT SALMON, Counsel with the firm, is a litigator with a broad range of substantive experience in general business law. He regularly litigates in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Scott also counsels and advises both individuals and businesses in every facet of the litigation process, including negotiation, mediation, discovery, as well as the trial and appeals process. Although Scott has considerable experience working with individual employees, including work revolving around the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), he has focused his practice on both closely-held businesses and, more specifically, franchises.
Scott has performed the following representative matters:
- Successfully defended a lower court decision confirming an arbitration award, where Appellant sought to vacate under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”);
- Defeated a motion for summary judgment filed by a multi-national franchisor seeking relief against a group of franchisees, in a matter pending before the District of New Jersey;
- Defeated a motion for summary judgment filed by an insurance company against an insured, in a matter pending before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage;
- Secured favorable results for a sexual harassment and assault victim asserting claims against a large public institution; and
- Negotiated an agreement between two multi-national corporations valued at millions of dollars.
Scott’s writing has been featured and published in the following:
- Co-Author, Are Material Changes Subject to Renewal Franchise Agreements Subject to the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing?, Franchise Law Journal Vol. No. 36/Issue No. 4, Spring 2017
- Co-Author, Leveling the Playing Field: Amending the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act to Better Protect Franchisees, Mercer County Lawyer, October 2016
- Author, Necessary Change: Re-Calculating Just Compensation for Environmental Benefits, 6 Wash. & Lee J. Energy Climate & Env’t. 552 (2015)
Scott earned his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Prior to law school, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Franklin & Marshall College.