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SCOTT N. BALDASSANO

Scott is a co-founder and partner at B&B Law. He is an established attorney who focuses on various aspects of business law, including corporate transactional and employment law. Scott began his career as a litigator and moved into transactional work when he started his own firm in 2013. With his background in litigation, he utilizes a comprehensive approach when analyzing transactional issues to ensure that businesses are covered from every angle. Scott assists owners and operates in various business ventures by providing unique and individually crafted business solutions. This experience allows him to view each business as a whole and provide practical legal advice accordingly. Many lawyers approach the law in a vacuum, forgetting that it is only one aspect of a business. Scott’s past experiences on the inside of businesses allow him to see where the law and practical business decisions intersect. This allows him to assist his clients in making tactical business decisions to help the business thrive. This sort of insight allows him to serve as “out of house” general counsel for some of his clients to take a deeper role in helping the company grow. Scott regularly consults with companies to help them grasp a better understanding of how to structure their businesses. Scott has worked with various clients to legally form their businesses, create all necessary corporate documents, apply for tax documents, and draft and review various contracts dealing with employment, subcontractors, vendors and a multitude of other areas. Scott also works with various foreign businesses to break into the U.S. market. He provides counsel to these foreign businesses to provide a clear picture of what to expect in the U.S. market. He helps form the entities, create the required documents and navigate the world of banking and insurance required in the U.S. Scott serves as the corporate counsel for Snow Operating LLC, the operating company at Mountain Creek, and Big Snow America at The Meadowlands. During his time in this position, he has been able to assist Snow Operating in building a successful business working with ski resorts world-wide, negotiate a deal for the company to operate the Mountain Creek Ski Resort and secure a partnership with the owners at Big Snow America, the first indoor ski hill in the United States. Scott also serves as the general counsel for a large real estate management and development company. In this role, he has successfully negotiated and completed multiple commercial real estate deals, drafted all related agreements including sales contracts, leases and financing agreements.

  • Practice Focus

    • Business Advisory
    • Business Formation and Restructuring
    • Commercial Transactional
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • General and Corporate Counsel
  • Admissions

    • Federal to United States District Court
    • District of New Jersey
  • Professional Organizations

    • New Jersey Bar Association
    • The Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements

    Employment At Will: A-state-by-state survey, BNA Treatise. Author for New Jersey and Pennsylvania chapters. Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete At Your Own Risk. Co-author for First Circuit section.

  • In the Community

    Sussex Bank, Advisory Board

BRYAN BUFFALINO

Bryan is a co-founder and partner at B&B Law where he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in matters concerning employment disputes, securities litigation, uniform commercial code (U.C.C.) issues, shareholder and member disputes (including minority oppression claims), consumer fraud claims, and business torts. He represents clients in all phases of federal and state litigation, from pleadings through trial, as well as in all forums of alternative dispute resolution. Bryan’s general commercial litigation experience includes representing corporations, employers, and their executives in complex litigation arising from business, employment, and contract disputes. He represents employers in various employment litigation matters, including the preparation and trial of cases relating to discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenant/trade secrets, and breach of contract cases. He also regularly litigates claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment in the workplace, and retaliation. Bryan has significant experience conducting internal investigations for clients, as well as advising and defending employers on claims of OSHA and wage-and-hour violations. Bryan has developed a practice representing franchisors across a variety of litigation matters, venues, and jurisdictions. He has handled disclosure and fraud issues, contract disputes/breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, territorial disputes and encroachment, exclusivity provisions, dealer/franchisees termination, tortious interference claims, miscellaneous torts, trademark/copyright infringement, Lanham Act, antitrust, labor and employment, environmental and bankruptcy matters on behalf of the firm’s franchise clients. Additionally, Bryan carries experience representing ski areas, water and amusement parks and the hospitality and Resort Industries. With regard to matters resolved through alternative dispute resolution, Bryan has represented multiple Fortune 500 corporations before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). He has also represented a multinational corporation in a product liability investigation conducted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Prior to forming B&B Law, Bryan was an Associate at a regional defense firm in Springfield, New Jersey and, most recently, was an associate at one of the largest law firms in New Jersey in the Business Litigation, Employment Law and Franchise Law Groups . He also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C., State of New Jersey Superior Court, in Middlesex County. He is admitted to the State Bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for New Jersey and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has been specially admitted to handle matters in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and the State Superior Court of Connecticut.

Bryan M. Buffalino

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  • Practice Focus

    • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
    • Franchise Law
    • Employment and Labor Law
    • Business Advisory
    • General and Corporate Counsel
  • Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Professional Organizations

    • New Jersey Bar Association
    • Morris County Bar Association
    • Morris County Chamber of Commerce
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements

    • Arbitration from a Litigator’s Perspective. New Jersey Law Journal In-House Counsel CLE Seminar. November 15, 2016.
    • Third Circuit Plans to Revisit New Jersey’s Legalized Sports Betting Law. NJ.com. November 2, 2015.
  • In the Community

    • TransOptions, Board Member
    • Insurance Law Digest, Contributing Editor
  • Honors and Awards

    • 2016-2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars List issued by Thompson Reuters.
    • 2016 – 2019 Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Securities Litigation
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CHELSEA E. WAINWRIGHT

Chelsea is an associate attorney at B&B Law. She is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, and has been admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York. During law school she participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic and was awarded a Family Law Certificate. Chelsea now focuses on issues related to business formation, business restructuring, and commercial transactional law. She is committed to researching and applying new and emerging legal issues to assist with current client needs. Chelsea is a frequent contributor to B&B Law’s Insights Blog. You can read her most recent posts here. Read More

  • Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • Professional Organizations

    New Jersey Bar Association- Young Lawyers Division

LEIGH A. BIRNBAUM

Leigh is an associate attorney at B&B Law. She graduated Cum Laude from Pace University School of Law and has been admitted to practice in the State of New York, with pending application to the State of New Jersey. She is certified in International Law and focuses on Intellectual Property in the Arts. While in law school, she worked for a New York City based record label with a focus on licensing and, later, for a national professional organization for playwrights, composers and lyricists as a business and legal affairs intern.

Prior to joining B&B Law, she received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami with a focus on Business Law. Leigh now combines her JD-MBA degrees to offer clients a committed focus to both business and legal affairs. Leigh is a frequent contributor to B&B Law’s Insights Blog. You can read her most recent posts here. Read More

  • Admissions

    • New York
    • United States District Court
    • Southern District of New York
  • Professional Organizations

    New Jersey Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division

MICHAEL GASI

Michael is of-counsel to B&B Law and is an established New York attorney who focuses his practice on civil litigation arising out of contract disputes, premises liability and all aspects of construction law.

  • Admissions

    • New York
    • United States District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
  • Practice Focus

    • Civil Litigation
    • Mechanic's Liens
    • Contract Law
    • Construction Law