Scott W. Ellison, Member


Clients rely on Scott’s advice and experience for business, commercial and corporate law matters, and merger and acquisitions activity. Typical clients include small and medium sized privately held companies. He strives to understand the details of his clients’ business operations, so he can produce legal solutions that are practical and aligned with the clients’ concerns. The respected legal directory Chambers USA quotes clients who have said about Scott that he “is always prompt in his responses and creative in his solutions.”  He strives to provide his clients with “win-win” solutions to help them achieve their business goals in a practical and cost-efficient manner.  He takes a practical approach, and does not let legal principles eclipse the client’s business realties.

Almost every business strategy and transaction has tax implications.  Scott also advises clients on such implications to help them make the best decisions for their business. Scott’s expertise in the tax area was gained by obtaining a Masters of Law degree in taxation.

Scott’s background in international commercial transactions and exporting allows him to help clients with their international business matters. Prior to law school, he served in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the ITA, Scott worked with American companies to resolve obstacles they were encountering with export transactions. As a lawyer, Scott is able to combine his legal training and experience with this trade knowledge for the client’s benefit.

Scott serves on numerous boards of local nonprofits and charities, giving back to his community.