Scott R. Kurkoski -

Scott R. Kurkoski

Partner - Vestal
607-584-5620

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Legal Assistant
Patty Hubbard
607-584-5719

Vestal
450 Plaza Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
P: 607-763-9200
F: 607-763-9211

  • 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)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Broome County Bar Association (Member; Chairman, Energy Committee)
  • Broome County Bar Association (Chairman, Judicial Review Committee)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association (Member)
  • NYSBA Environmental & Energy Law Section
  • NYSBA Business Law Section
  • NYSBA Commercial & Federal Law Section
  • Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member)   
  • Certified Professional Minerals & Royalty Asset Manager - from the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO)           —————————————————————————
  • 'Leasing Your Land for Wind Energy,' Speaker at the Guilford Town Hall, March 28th, 2018
  • 'Real Property Severances of Oil & Gas Rights,' Speaker at the NARO PA 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention in State College, PA, March 23rd, 2018
  • 'Key Energy & Environmental Cases of 2016-2017 - "Pipelines, Water Quality Withdrawal, SEQRA & Even More Fracking"',  Panelist at the NYSBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall meeting, October 20th, 2017
  • 'Leasing Your Land for Renewable Energy Development', Speaker at the Cayuga County Office of Planning and Economic Development, September 21st, 2017
  • 'The Future of Renewable Energy in NY – Wind and Solar Leases', Speaker to the Broome County Bar Association CLE Program, April 13th, 2017
  • Renewable Energy Law Conference presented by the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas. The conference focused on wind and solar and the law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policies of the renewable energy industry, Attendee, January 31st-February 1st, 2017
  • 'Oil & Gas Leases and the Impact of Bankruptcy,' Speaker at the 21st Annual Bankruptcy Conference, November 11th, 2016
  • 'What Municipalities Need to Know About Solar Farms,' Speaker at Upstate NY Towns Association, presented by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, June 9th, 2016
  • 'Negotiating Solar Leases,' Speaker at Solar Farm Seminar, Cornell Cooperative Extension, April 2nd, 2016
  • 'Real Property Severances of Oil & Gas Rights,' Speaker at the NARO PA 2016 Annual Meeting & Convention in State College, PA, April 1st, 2016
  • 'Solar Farm Leases,' Speaker to the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, February 24th, 2016
  • NARO 2015 Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, Municipalities v State Regulation, Speaker, October 16th, 2015
  • 'Mortgage Forclosure,' Speaker and Chair to Broome County Bar Association CLE Program, September 29th, 2015
  • 'Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights,' Speaker at the NARO PA Annual Meeting & Convention in State College, PA, March 27th, 2015
  • 'Municipal Home Rule and Zoning as the affect Oil & Gas Development,' Speaker to the Texas State Bar Association's 32nd annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Course, October 3rd, 2014
  • 'Real Property Severances of Oil, Gas & Minerals,' Speaker to the Broome County Bar Association CLE Program, June 27th, 2014
  • 'Municipal Home Rule & Bans on Oil and Gas Drilling,' Speaker at the NARO 2013 Annual Convention, Columbus, OH, November 1st, 2013
  • 'Mineral Law Issues for the Non-Oil and Gas Lawyer: Municipal Home Rule and Bans on Oil & Gas Drilling,' American Bar Association's Webinar, June 13th, 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 11th, 2012
  • 'Marcellus Shale: New Regulations and Challenges-Landowner Perspectives,' Speaker to the New York State Bar Assocation, Albany-June 15th, 2012; Manhattan, June 22nd, 2012
  • NYS Leasing Issues Panel, Speaker at the NARO PA/NY 2012 Convention, March 23rd, 2012
  • Oil & Gas Seminar, Program Chair and Speaker to the Broome County Bar Association, April 14th, 2011
  • 'Drilling Into Property Rights,' Speaker at the Cornell Energy Conference, April 1st, 2011
  • 'The State of Oil & Gas in New York,' Speaker at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marcellus Shale Financial Seminar, June 23rd, 2010
  • 'Understanding Natural Gas Markets,' Speaker at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Marcellus Shale Financial Seminar, April 14th, 2010
  • 'Oil & Gas Leasing,' Speaker and Program Chair at the Broome County Bar Association Oil & Gas Update, November 12th, 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition, 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
  • Maine-Endwell Little League (Board Member, Officer & Coach, 2006-2016)

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