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Overview

Scott’s clients realize that when an issue arises, he is as much a business consultant as a legal consultant.

Scott handles an array of tax credit, commercial financing and real estate matters, including the structuring, negotiation and documentation of tax credit, loan and real estate transactions. In addition, real estate developers turn to Scott for guidance on acquisitions, municipal incentives, financing, management, leasing and sales. Scott represents clients in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of loan and project workouts, including workouts involving bankruptcy and asset sales.

Scott keeps up to date on changes to tax laws and industry practices, counseling his clients on ways to take advantage of the new legal landscape and maximize benefits. His broad knowledge of financing, banking, tax credits and real estate, coupled with his extensive experience, gives him insights on how to efficiently and effectively represent clients.


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Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Order of Coif
    • Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Member, 1989-1990; Managing Editor, 1990-1991
  • B.B.A., University of Notre Dame
    • Accounting
    • with highest honors

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
Outside the Office

Scott attends concerts of all types with his wife, Mary.

They particularly enjoy son Alex’s performances on bass with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and son Eric’s performances as lead guitarist with School of Rock bands.

In the fall, Scott and Mary tailgate at Westminster College in central Missouri, where son Brad has been the starting placekicker. Scott also enjoys family trips around the Midwest and to ski in Lake Tahoe, Colorado and Utah.

An avid photographer, Scott captures many of his family moments on his website.

Tax Credits

Clients rely on Scott to represent them in transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), historic rehabilitation tax credits (HTC) and other tax credits.

He keeps abreast of new state and federal tax credit opportunities and changes in state and federal regulations and case law. Scott provides guidance on structuring transactions, prepares transaction documents and offers advice based on his 20 years’ experience with the industry. He knows how to combine tax credits, public incentives and equity investments to maximize development funds for a project.