Scott handles every legal matter with a distinct advantage over other attorneys: He has a 360-degree understanding of commercial development issues, giving him the ability to anticipate and troubleshoot. The result? Clients benefit from a smooth, predictable and efficient process.
"I have represented clients on all sides of the development process, including municipalities, public agencies and developers," Scott said. "I also handle development plan approvals in all Kansas City-area municipalities, including requests for tax abatement, tax increment financing and tax credit projects."
His municipal clients have included Smithville and Peculiar, Mo. Semi-municipal agencies include The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Mo., as well as several community development corporations. As for developers, Scott's expertise spans commercial, retail and residential issues for both landlords and tenants.
Scott was certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professional in 2008.
During his 23-year career, Scott has guided the:
> Development and tax abatement of the American Food Products
headquarters in Lee's Summit, Mo.
> Development, vertical platting, super TIF and financing of the
Omni/Doubletree Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
> Development of the Waddell & Reed Park in Overland Park, Kan.
> Served as legal counsel for more than 40 low-income housing tax
> Assisted in development of more than 10 historic tax credit projects.
> Received Pro Bono Publico Award, The Missouri Bar Association,
> Author, "Timeless Matters: Anti-Competition Restrictions in Real
Property Deeds," Missouri Bar Journal, Fall 2007
> Author, "Buying a Business: The Most Often Overlooked Tax Peril,"
Journal of the Missouri Bar, Volume 52, No. 1, 1996
> Presenter, title insurance agent topics covering real estate
transactions and zoning and use laws, Missouri Bar and Kansas City
Metropolitan Bar Association
> Presenter, the new ALTA title insurance forms, area banks
> Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, since 1983
> Past chairman, Volunteer Attorney Project
> Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, since 1983
> Member, Clay County Bar Association, since 1990
> Member, American Bar Association
> Sections on Taxation and Real Estate, since 1983
> Member, Missouri Bar Association, since 1983
> Sections on Taxation and Real Estate
> Director and past president, The Ronald McDonald House Charities
> Past Board Member, Community Housing Network, Inc.
> Past Board Member, Swope Parkway Health Center
> Board Member, The Bar Plan Foundation
> Co-founder and past director, Dystonia Foundation
> Advisory Board Member, Solace House, since 2002
> Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, 22 years
> Graduate, Centurions, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce,
> Director and past president, Northland Early Education Center,
> Regional Cabinet, Chair of Regional Campaign, Washington University,
> Human Resources and Finance Committees, St. Paul's Episcopal
> Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon
> J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1983
> B.S., Mathematics, Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., 1980
> Kansas, 2008
> Missouri, 1983
> U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1983
> U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1989
> U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
> U.S. Tax Court, 1983
> Legal Leader, The Daily Record, 2009
> Bernard D. Powell Award, Centurions, 1989
> Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association of Civic
Leadership Organizations, 1990
> Boss of the Year, Kansas City Legal Secretaries Association,