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Scott Z. Hochfelder

Contracts and agreements Attorney at The Berkshires, MA

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
    Illinois - IL 30 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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Summary:  Provide strategic and day-to-day legal services to businesses—retail, wholesale, consumer products, food service, hospitality, apparel, manufacturing, health care, real estate and private equity. Services include contract negotiations, licensing, employment, litigation management, dispute resolution, intellectual property, marketing and advertising, leasing, risk management, compliance, corporate policies, governance, training and strategic business counseling.

 

·        13 years of in-house experience

·        GC for $650M retail and wholesale business

·        AGC for $1.8B retail, wholesale and internet-based business

·        AGC for $350M food service and hospitality business that doubled revenue during 4 year tenure

·        Managed legal aspects of two Chapter 11 filings, as debtors’ GC and AGC

·        Promoted to greater levels of legal and business responsibility

·        Applied 80/20 rule to drive quality, efficiency and cost savings

·        Resourceful and trusted business partner, communicator and strategic planner

·        Experienced interest-based negotiator—contracts, alternative dispute resolution and settlements

 

 

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Scott Z. Hochfelder
Lenox & Pittsfield
The Berkshires, MA

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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hochfelder & Associates, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Vice President & General Counsel
  • KB Toys, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Levy Restaurants (a division of Compass Group)
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Summer Associate
  • Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Summer Associate
  • Winston & Strawn, LLP
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Summer Associate
  • Center for National Policy
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Fellow
  • Coro Foundation
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • University of Michigan
  • M.P.P.
  • 1990
  • Brown University
  • A.B.
  • 1986
  • Universidad de Salamanca
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Charter Township of Oshtemo; City & County of Kalamazoo; and The Upjohn Company v AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY, et al., Defendants.
  • Settled
  • In re: KB Toys Inc., et al., Case Number 08-13269, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Dismissed
  • Jesus Lopez, et al. v. KB Toys Retail, Inc.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New England Corporate Counsel Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tanglewood Business Partners
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Berkshire Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Berkshire Leadership Program
  • Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002
  • Tomorrow's Leaders Today
  • Public Allies
  • 1993
  • Articles Editor
  • Northwestern Law Review
  • 1993
  • Member
  • Northwestern Law Review
  • 1992
  • Fellow
  • Neil Staebler Foundation in Political Education
  • 1989
  • Fellowship in Public Affairs
  • Coro Foundation
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Comment for Northwestern University Law Review (not published)
  • Health Claims on Food Labels: Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • New England Legal Foundation
  • Class Actions and Reactions: Trends and Directions in Class Action Litigation
  • 2008
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
  • General Counsel as Business Executive
  • 2006
  • Levy University
  • Progressive Coaching and Discipline
  • 2001

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The Berkshires Contracts and agreements Lawyer Scott Z. Hochfelder
Scott Z. Hochfelder
Contracts and agreements Attorney
The Berkshires, MA
Licensed for 30 years