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.