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Biography

Scott is the leader of the firm’s tax planning team and co-chair of the firm’s private equity industry team.  The scope of Scott’s tax practice encompasses tax planning for business formations, ownership arrangements, LLC agreements and M&A transactions.  Scott’s corporate practice extends to handling M&A transactions, equity compensation arrangements and general corporate law matters.

Scott is recognized for his tax planning work with founders, investors, and businesses with respect to their qualified small business stock (QSBS) issues.  Scott has written numerous articles addressing QSBS planning issues, and he has developed a national practice handling Section 1202 and 1045 issues.  Scott’s focus is on securing and maximizing Section 1202’s generous tax benefits for his clients.

Scott has represented companies, founders, investors, management teams, executives, PE sponsors, family offices and individuals across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, direct marketing, gaming, industrial and commercial real estate development, distributorship, software and hospitality.  Scott applies his expertise and experience to assist clients in achieving their business objectives, whether that means limiting an exposure to contingent liabilities or finding the most tax efficient structure for a business transaction.

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Education

Law School

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

Undergraduate School

Harvard University, B.A., with honors

Bar Memberships

Scott is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1982

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2005, 20082021

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Tax, 2007-2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, 2006-2022

Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, Legal Counsel

Major Publications

Scott is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Dolson’s Limited Liability Company Forms,” University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education Books

“Limited Liability Companies in Kentucky,” University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education, December 2011

“Contractual Dissenters’ Rights for Kentucky LLCs”  Kentucky Bar Association, Bench & Bar Magazine, January 2011

“Fiduciary Duty Standards of Conduct for Kentucky LLCs” Kentucky Bar Association, Bench & Bar Magazine, January 2011

“Kentucky Limited Liability Companies, Business Succession, Planning and Kentucky Corporations Handbook,”
University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education Books

“Professional Services Corporations,”
University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education Books

Assisted in drafting the Kentucky Business Corporation Act, the Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act, and the Kentucky Registered Limited Liability Partnership Provisions

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