Scott serves as a thought-partner to his clients, focusing on their objectives. His advice and support are designed to provide entrepreneurs, investors and company owners with legal and business insights to help them make the best possible decisions – this approach allows him to be an effective partner to a diverse group of companies at all stages and to all types of investors. Scott has grown with corporate clients from inception to sale and with investors from their first deal to multiple funds. Though experienced with representing public companies, Scott is particularly focused on advising entrepreneurs and the entities that support them: family offices, venture investors and private equity funds. His approach to what happens at the intersection of law and business, and his understanding that there is a person behind every business decision, is particularly effective in his work with family operating enterprises and family offices.
Scott provides strategic advice across the life-cycle of a business: formation, operating activities, capital structure, transactions, litigation strategy, governance, and strategic planning. With the global resources of the firm behind him, Scott is able to provide his clients comprehensive capabilities in a personalized way. Over his more than 20 years of practice, Scott has developed a special understanding in a number of industries, including food and beverage, consumer products, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, financial services, aerospace, healthcare, professional services, marketplace businesses, and real estate. Scott’s real estate work includes the acquisition, disposition, management, construction, development and leasing of office, industrial, multi-family and retail properties.
- J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
- M.B.A., The University of Chicago
- B.A., University of Wisconsin
- The Legal 500 United States
2019 - Recommended, Real Estate
- Quoted " With Recession in Mind, Family Offices Swing Toward Real Estate," National Real Estate Investor, October 4, 2019