New City Family and Matrimonial Lawyer
Scott B. Ugell is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern District of the United States District Court in New York (the District Courts includes the Bankruptcy Court) and the United States Supreme, Family, County and Surrogate Courts.
After graduating from Hofstra University Law School, Scott B. Ugell was a Deputy Town Attorney in the Town of Hempstead, the most densely populated Township in the State of New York. Thereafter, Scott B. Ugell was a Court Arbitrator in New York City Civil Courts and later became Assistant General Counsel to Pyramid Companies, the Syracuse, New York based shopping mall developer and management company.
Scott B. Ugell is involved in many charitable and social organizations. He is a former Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Rockland, a Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County, former Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County, a former Board Member of the JCC-Y, member of the New City Jewish Center, and supporter of United Hospice of Rockland, Good Counsel and many other worthy charitable organizations. He is a member of the New York State Bar, the Rockland County Bar Association, the Rockland County Magistrates Association where he was a past president, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Scott B. Ugell lives in New City, New York.
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