Scott R. Kurkoski
LGT Partner


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LGT Vestal Office
450 Plaza Drive
Vestal, New York  13850
607-763-9200 main
607-763-9211 fax

Legal Secretary

Patty Hubbard




  • B.A., Ithaca College (1985)
  • J.D., Temple University (1989)


  • New York State Bar (1990)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (1990)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (2004)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2013)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar (2013)

Professional Background and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Broome County Bar Association (Member; Chairman, Energy Committee)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association (Member)
  • Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member)

  • Renewable Energy Law Conference, presented by the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, Attendee, January 31-February 1, 2017. The conference focused on wind and solar and the law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policies of the renewable energy industry.
  • 21st Annual Bankruptcy Conference, 'Oil & Gas Leases and the Impact of Bankruptcy,' Speaker, November 11, 2016
  • Upstate NY Towns Association, "What Municipalities Need to Know About Solar Farms," presented by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Speaker, June 9, 2016
  • Solar Farm Seminar, Negotiating Solar Leases, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Speaker, April 2, 2016
  • NARO PA 2016 Annual Meeting & Convention in State College, PA., "Real Property Severances of Oil & Gas Rights", Speaker, April 1, 2016
  • Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, 'Solar Farm Leases,' Speaker, February 24, 2016
  • NARO 2015 Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, Municipalities v State Regulation, Speaker, October 16th, 2015
  • Broome County Bar Association CLE Program Chair & Speaker, 'Mortgage Foreclosure' - September 29th, 2015
  • NARO PA Annual Meeting & Convention in State College, Pa., Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights, Speaker March 27, 2015
  • Texas State Bar Association's 32nd annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Course, Municipal Home Rule and Zoning as they affect Oil & Gas Development, Speaker October 3, 2014.
  • Broome County Bar Association CLE Update on "Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Minerals", Speaker June 27, 2014.
  • NARO 2013 Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, Municipal Home Rule & Bans on Oil and Gas Drilling, Speaker November 1, 2013.
  • American Bar Association's webinar: Mineral Law Issues for the Non-Oil and Gas Lawyer. "Municipal Home Rule and Bans on Oil & Gas Drilling" June 13, 2013.
  • Professional Minerals and Royalty Asset Manager, certified by the National Association of Royalty Owners Institute of the NARO Foundation
  • IOGA of NY Summer Meeting, Town Drilling Bans - Dryden and Middlefield Appeals, Speaker July 11, 2012.
  • New York State Bar Association "Marcellus Shale: New Regulations and Challenges", Landowner Perspectives, Speaker Albany June 15, 2012, Manhattan June 22, 2012.
  • NARO PA/NY 2012 Convention, NYS Leasing Issues Panel, Speaker March 23, 2012.
  • Broome County Bar Association Oil & Gas Seminar, Program Chair and Speaker - April 14, 2011
  • Cornell Energy Conference, Drilling into Property Rights, Speaker - April 1, 2011
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Marcellus Shale Financial Seminar, The State of Oil and Gas in New York, Speaker - June 23, 2010
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension, Marcellus Shale Financial Seminar, Understanding Natural Gas Markets, Speaker - April 14, 2010
  • Broome County Bar Association Oil & Gas Update, Program Chair and Speaker on Oil & Gas Leasing - November 12, 2009

Honorary Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers in area of Energy and Natural Resources
  • AV® Preeminent ™ "Peer Review Rated" "AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies." Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.


  • Author: "The Marcellus Shale: A Game Changer for the New York Economy?" Point of View in New York State Bar Association Journal, January 2012