Steven C. Kempisty

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Juris Doctor, Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, Massachusetts

Concentration in Business and Corporate Law

Bachelor of Arts: English, State University of New York College at Fredonia

Minor in Business and Political Science

Masters Work in Political Science, concentration in Middle Eastern Relations

State University of New York College at Binghamton

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

LEADERSHIP

Licensed Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the 1st Circuit of the United States. State of New York Pending. Past member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Present member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  Syracuse City Court Volunteer Arbitrator Program member in the Landlord/Tennant Division. Member of the Financial Investments National Regulatory Authority Neutral Arbitration Panel formally known as the National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitration Panel (FINRA/SIPC).  Better Business Bureau Arbitrator- Autoline and Commercial Dispute Program Arbitration Judge Panelist. Member of the Construction Dispute Resolution Services Corp. as a Panel arbitrator. Member of the Board of Directors of the Pine Plains Cemetery Association, the Clay Stock Club Association, and the Clay Sportsmanís Club- all are corporations or partnerships within the state of New York. I represent some private companies in upstate NY as In-House Counsel.

Work Experience

Upon Graduation from Law School I worked for Law Firms in the Greater Boston Massachusetts area including Powers and Hall, Scadden, Arps, Slate, Meahger and Flom and the Mirigliotta Law offices. I also began sitting in on Labor Arbitration matters with a former Law School Instructor and now Colleague Tom Peterson

Upon returning to upstate NY I worked in-house for a local company while continuing to work in ADR before taking on a lead position at a local college which allowed me to continue to practice Arbitration hearings across New York

State. I have instructed the following classes in my tenure at Bryant & Stratton College at the Syracuse-North Campus.

Introduction to Paralegal and Ethics, Contract Law, Torts and Civil Litigation, ADR, Criminal Law and Procedure, Law Office Management, Corporations and Partnership, Real Property, Legal Research II, and Domestic Relations. I also have worked for the Professional Skills Center instructing a class on how to take the New York State Notary Public Examination and a class (boot camp) on taking the National Association of Legal Assistants Certification of Paralegals examination. I have taken various courses for continued legal education over the years including managing an arbitration panel, commercial real estate closings, and legal ethics.

 WRITING

I have written decisions for my arbitration work that have been filed with the BBB and FINRA that I can produce after blacking out private information if the college would like to peruse my case writings. Some of the Decisions are confidential and covered by FINRA and SEC rules- but I would be willing to share in a hard copy what I am ethically allowed to share after editing. I also review college level law textbooks and my work has been published in the opening credits and foreword of the author(s)

ADMINISTRATION AND RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

January 2010 to Present: Program Director for Legal Studies, Bryant & Stratton College, Syracuse-North Campus

1999 - Present: Program Director for the (Legal) Paralegal Studies, Accounting, and Financial Industry Assistance Programs at the Syracuse-North Campus

Bryant & Stratton College, Syracuse North Campus (Liverpool, NY)

       Hire, train, supervise and evaluate day and evening part-time adjunct faculty

       Provide orientation for newly-hired full-time and part-time faculty

       Coach and mentor adjunct instructors to assist with ensuring teaching and learning outcomes are met

       Conduct performance evaluations to guide faculty to reach their professional potential

       Promote active learning in the classroom through quality instructional delivery to include portfolio development, alternative assessments and research components

       Provide semester in-service training three times a year that support Collegeís Faculty Development Committee

       I present a faculty development plan that supports the Syracuse North Campus as well as the College to    the Dean of Instruction yearly.

       Collect, conduct, and grade assessments related to teaching and learning

       I partake in Recruiting events for the college as well as all In-Service training provided by the college.

       Participated three times in the course review process at Systems (2004,2006,2008)

       Participated in the curriculum review for the Criminal Justice Program at systems in July 2008.

       Participated in the curriculum review for the Paralegal Studies program introduction in Cleveland Ohio in March of 2009. Materials were then presented to the Ohio Board of Regents.

1998- Adjunct Instructor

Contracts and Corporations and Partnership

1997-1999

Practitioner/Agent Employee for Edward Joy Lighting and Electric Corporation.

1994-1997

Attorney in practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Power and Hall, Scaddem, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom, and the Mirigliotta Law Offices. 

OFFICES HELD

Program Director for Legal Studies, Bryant & Stratton College 2010 to Present

Treasurer- Clay Sportsmanís Club (1997-2000)

President Clay Sportsmanís Club (2002-Present)

Trustee and In-House Legal Counsel - Pine Plains Cemetery Association (2000- Present)

Executive Board Secretary Pine Plains Cemetery Association (2006-Present)

Financial Treasurer Clay Stock Club, LLP (2000-Present)

Financial Treasurer and General Partner of Cigarville Stock Securities LP (2010 to Present)

Subject Area Coordinator- Paralegal Studies Program, Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse-North Campus 1999-2009

Town of Clay Assessment Board of Review (1999-2001)

Candidate for the 118th State Assembly District consisting of Clay, Cicero and Salina-1998

Town of Schroeppel Assessment Board of Review member (2007-Present)

Town of Schroeppel Assessment Board of Review co-chair (2009-Present)

ACDEMIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 Recognized by Student Graduation Speakers in 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2011

Whoís Who of College Legal Educators