Scott represents small and medium size businesses and their owners in all aspects from creating the business, to collecting large accounts receivables, to drafting leases, real estate acquisitions, and employment agreements to help those businesses grow, He also has experience in the sale of a business or planning for succession of a business to the next generation of owners. Scott represents families of persons with special needs in petitioning the probate courts for guardianship and conservatorship and helping those families to prepare for the future needs of such individuals through special needs trusts and general estate planning.

Scott’s litigation practice finds him primarily in the state courts of St. Louis County, Jefferson County and Franklin County, Missouri, as well as the bankruptcy courts of Missouri representing creditor businesses with claims against the debtor.

Practice Areas:

Business Law, Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Real Estate, Guardianship Law, Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning
State of Missouri, 1996

Admitted to Practice:

U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis)
U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), B.A. 1993
University of Missouri, J.D. 1996

Community Involvement:

Four Rivers YMCA (Washington, Missouri) – Advisory Board
St. Francis Borgia Parish Elementary School Advisory Board of Education (Washington, MO)
Society of St. Joseph

Reported Cases:

MBNA America, N.A. v. Hensley, 2009 WL 3050911
(Mo. App. E.D. 2009)

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