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Benchmark Litigation 2020 Recognizes QGT & Attorneys

The firm was recently recognized in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation as one of only four “highly recommended firms” for litigation in Arkansas.  Steven W. Quattlebaum, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Michael N. Shannon and Chad W. Pekron were highlighted as Litigation Stars and Brandon B. Cate, Joseph R. Falasco, R. Ryan Younger, and Vincent O. Chadick were named Future Stars. Benchmark also recognized firms and attorneys in Labor & Employment for 2019 and Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC was highlighted as one of only four “recommended firms” in Arkansas, with E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV and Joseph W. Price II both named as Labor & Employment Stars – South. More information about the Benchmark Litigation rankings can be found on our Awards page.

17 QGT Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC is pleased to announce that over half of our attorneys were recently named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers and Mid-South Rising Stars lists for 2019 by Super Lawyers.  E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Joseph R. Falasco, Timothy W. Grooms, Michael B. Heister, Jeb H. Joyce, J. Cliff McKinney II, Chad W. Pekron, Joseph W. Price II, Steven W. Quattlebaum, Michael N. Shannon, Geoffrey B. Treece, John E. Tull III, David B. Vandergriff, and Thomas G. Williams were recognized as Mid-South Super Lawyers.  Mr. Quattlebaum, Mr. Grooms, Mr. Tull and Mr. Chiles received some of the highest point totals in the Arkansas nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process and are included in the list of the Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers for 2019.  Sarah Keith-Bolden, Scott M. Lar and R. Ryan Younger were named Mid-South Rising Stars.  Fewer than five percent (5%) of all lawyers in Arkansas are selected as Super Lawyers and no more than two and one half percent (2.5%) of lawyers in Arkansas are named to the Rising Stars list. Click here to read more about these rankings.

QGT Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2020 and Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC is proud to be ranked regionally in twenty-two (22) practice areas.  Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.   Following are the rankings received by the firm: Metropolitan Rankings – Little Rock Appellate Practice (Tier 1)Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)Bet-the-Company Litigation (Tier 1)Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law (Tier 2)Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 3)First Amendment Law (Tier 2)Insurance Law (Tier 2)Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)Litigation – Banking & Finance (Tier 1)Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 1)Litigation – First Amendment (Tier 1)Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1)Litigation – Real Estate (Tier 1)Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 1)Media Law (Tier 1)Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (Tier 1)Real Estate Law (Tier 1) Metropolitan Rankings – Fayetteville Commercial Litigation (Tier 1) Please visit our Awards page for a complete list of firm rankings.

Steve Quattlebaum Named Law360 Legal Lion After Talc Trial Win

Steven W. Quattlebaum was named a Legal Lion by Law360 after achieving a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in a talcum powder asbestos exposure trial. After deliberating roughly one day following a three-week trial, the jury rejected the plaintiff’s claim that his pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs often associated with asbestos exposure, was caused by his use of Johnson’s Baby Powder.  Mr. Quattlebaum and Brittany S. Ford, along with Julia Romano from King & Spalding LLP, represented Johnson & Johnson in the trial held September 20-October 11, 2019, before the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.  

Mary-Tipton Thalheimer and Seth Hampton Published in The Arkansas Banker

An article by Mary-Tipton Thalheimer and R. Seth Hampton, “Recent Amendment to Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Debt Limits Under the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019”, is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of The Arkansas Banker, the official publication of the Arkansas Bankers Association.  First appearing in 1917, the monthly publication provides the most complete coverage of banking in Arkansas.  Please click here to read the article by Mary-Tipton and Seth.

Tom Wyatt Selected for Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXV

Thomas H. Wyatt has been selected to participate in Class XXXV of the Leadership Greater Little Rock (LGLR) program, an initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.  LGLR is designed to develop effective leaders by enhancing their civic, social and professional awareness to positively impact our community.  Committed to connecting leaders from businesses, nonprofits and government, this unique program has empowered participants with a comprehensive understanding of our region’s challenges and opportunities.  Each year, around 50 class members are selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the nine-month program.  Each month, the class meets at a different Central Arkansas venue to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours, and group presentations.  Topics include history, community, education, government and politics, and economic development. Mr. Wyatt is located the firm’s Little Rock office and concentrates his practice on commercial and property litigation.

Firm Welcomes Four New Associates

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC is pleased to welcome four new associates to the law firm. S. Katie Calvert obtained her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Ms. Calvert is located in Little Rock and will concentrate her practice on litigation. Andrew S. Dixon received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and is based in the Northwest Arkansas office where he will focus on litigation. Ann Carol Farmer is located in the Northwest Arkansas office where she will concentrate on real estate law and business transactions. Ms. Farmer received her J.D. and Business Law Certificate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Meredith A. Powell obtained her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Located in Little Rock, Ms. Powell will focus her practice on litigation.

Cliff McKinney Elected Fellow of American College of Real Estate Lawyers

J. Cliff McKinney II has been Elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) , the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. ACREL’s distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law. Mr. McKinney is a Managing Member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on real estate, land use and business transactions.

Tom Wyatt Authors Article For Westlaw

“Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Arkansas”, an article written by Thomas H. Wyatt, appears in Westlaw Practical Law. The article is a Practical Note, explaining how to request judicial assistance in Arkansas state court to compel or stay arbitration. The Note describes what issues counsel must consider before seeking judicial assistance, and explains the steps counsel must take to obtain a court order compelling or staying arbitration in Arkansas. You may read the full article here. Mr. Wyatt is an Associate in the law firm’s Little Rock office where he concentrates his practice on litigation.

Chad Pekron Named Fellow Of The Litigation Counsel of America

Chad W. Pekron has become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation process. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. Mr. Pekron is a Member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on complex business, tort, and class action litigation.

Joey Price Appointed to MEMS Board

Joseph W. Price II has been appointed by North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith to the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services for a five-year term. Serving Pulaski, Grant & Faulkner Counties and the cities of Maumelle, Cabot & Conway, MEMS covers approximately 2,400 square miles and over 500,000 people. Mr. Price is a Member of the law firm and focuses his practice on civil litigation.

John Tull To Present at Arkansas Press Association FOIA Seminar

The Arkansas Press Association is hosting a special seminar highlighting the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act on September 19, 2019, at the APA Headquarters in Little Rock. As a two-time winner of the APA’s FOIA Award, John E. Tull III will kick off the seminar by offering practical tips and suggestions on access to public records and meetings under FOIA. You can learn more about the seminar and register here. Mr. Tull practices in the firm’s Little Rock office and concentrates his practice on newspaper law, products liability, and complex commercial litigation.

Joey Price Reappointed DRI State Membership Chair

Joseph W. Price II has been reappointed as the Arkansas State Membership Chair for DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. As State Membership Chair, Mr. Price is responsible for membership recruitment, retention, and engagement on behalf of DRI within Arkansas.  The appointment will conclude at the end of the DRI Annual Meeting in October 2020. For more than fifty years, DRI has been the voice of the defense bar, advocating for 22,000 defense attorneys, commercial trial attorneys, and corporate counsel and defending the integrity of the civil judiciary. A thought leader, DRI provides world-class legal education, deep expertise for policy-makers, legal resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth. Mr. Price is a Member of the law firm and focuses his practice on civil litigation.

Best Lawyers® Recognizes 16 QGT Attorneys

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America® list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and divided by geographic region and practice areas.  For the 2020 edition, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States. The QGT attorneys recognized across 24 distinctive practice areas are:  Brandon B. Cate, Vincent O. Chadick, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Joseph R. Falasco, Timothy W. Grooms, Michael B. Heister, Jeb. H. Joyce, J. Cliff McKinney II, Chad W. Pekron, Steven W. Quattlebaum, Michael N. Shannon, Geoffrey B. Treece, John E. Tull III, David B. Vandergriff, Thomas G. Williams, and R. Ryan Younger. Six of our attorneys were also recognized as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Little Rock area:  Chip Chiles – Appellate Practice; Geoff Treece – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Cliff McKinney – Land Use and Zoning Law; Jeb Joyce – Real Estate Law; John Tull – First Amendment Law; and Mike Shannon – Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.  Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. A complete list of the rankings can be found on our Awards page.

Joey Price And Ryan Younger Named To Benchmark’s 40 & Under Hot List

Joseph W. Price II, and R. Ryan Younger have been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List for 2019.  This is the third time for both attorneys to receive this honor. Those named to this exclusive list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms and are age 40 or younger.  These young, ambitious and accomplished lawyers frequently handle major cases – some of which are high-stakes or precedent-setting. They are able to adapt to rapidly changing times in addition to juggling their flourishing careers and personal lives, all while staying on top of their industry. These practitioners are among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Price is a Member of the firm and focuses his practice on civil litigation. Mr. Younger is also a Member of the firm and concentrates his practice on business litigation, class actions and appeals. Please visit our Awards page to learn more about this and other honors received by our attorneys and firm.

Steve Quattlebaum and Joey Price Presenting at 2019 AADC Annual Meeting

Steven W. Quattlebaum and Joseph W. Price II will be presenters at the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Seminar on August 2-3, 2019, at The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They will speak on the Use of Mixed Media at Trial. Click here to learn more about the meeting or to register. The Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel is an organization of lawyers in Arkansas whose work focuses primarily on defense litigation. The objectives of the association include elevating the standards of trial practice in this area, providing for the exchange of information, ideas, techniques of procedure and information on court rulings relating to the handling of litigation, and supporting and working for the improvement of the adversary system of jurisprudence in our courts. Mr. Quattlebaum is a founding and Managing Member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, products liability litigation, and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Price is a Member of the firm and focuses his practice on civil litigation.

Chad Pekron Appointed to Board of Education

Chad W. Pekron has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Education by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Mr. Pekron’s seven-year term will expire in 2026. The Arkansas State Board of Education is a nine-member board composed of two members of each of the state’s four congressional districts and one member selected at-large. Composed of business and community leaders, the Board is the policy making body for public elementary and secondary education in Arkansas. Mr. Pekron is a Member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on complex business, tort, and commercial litigation.

John Tull To Serve On Trial Academy Faculty

John E. Tull III will serve on the faculty of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s 47th Annual Trial Academy being held July 27-August 2, 2019, at Stanford Law School. The IADC Trial Academy is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. The seven-day intensive program blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. The faculty consists of leading defense trial lawyers selected on a national basis from different regions of the country. Each faculty member is assigned to a group of five to seven students which allows for individualized attention and instruction. The faculty utilizes proven methods of instruction for a full learning experience and exposes participants to different approaches and ideas in solving common trial problems. Each student conducts opening statements, direct and cross examination of lay witnesses, direct and cross examination of medical doctors and economists, and closing statements. These exercises are videotaped and the faculty member critiques them with the student. Christoph Keller will be participating as a student for this session. The IADC Trial Academy was initiated by the International Association of Defense Counsel in 1973 at the University of Colorado and moved to the prestigious Stanford Law School in 2004. The purpose of this continuing legal education program is to enhance advocacy trial skills of less experienced lawyers. More than 4,000 students have attended the Trial Academy since 1973. Mr. Tull is a Managing Member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, products liability litigation, and media law.

Scott Lar Speaks On Opportunity Zones

Scott M. Lar participated in the Invest Springdale Summit held at The Apollo on Emma on June 20, 2019. Scott was part of a panel discussion on the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program and how the program can be utilized to drive investment and redevelopment in Springdale, Arkansas. Organized by the Springdale Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Springdale Alliance, Invest Springdale was a half-day meeting for Northwest Arkansas business and community leaders to share ideas, opportunities and resources promoting accelerated investment and development in downtown Springdale. Scott is located in the firm’s Northwest Arkansas office and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, taxation, tax litigation, corporate transactions and estate planning.

Joey Price Completes Leadership Greater Little Rock

QGT attorney Joseph W. Price II has successfully completed the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s annual leadership program. The 51 members of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIV were honored at a graduation luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel on June 21. Designed to develop a network of skilled leaders, the program informs, educates and trains participants on a wide variety of public issues. One day a month, October through June, the class meets at a different Central Arkansas venue to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours and group presentations. More than 1650 community leaders have participated in the nine-month course since its inception. Mr. Price is a Member of the law firm and focuses his practice on civil litigation.

QGT Sponsors Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting

QGT is proud to once again sponsor the Arkansas Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. The 121st annual meeting, being held June 12-14, 2019, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, provides a diverse array of 40+ hours of continuing legal education addressing issues that impact our state, world, profession and clients. QGT attorney John E. Tull III is serving as a panelist for the “Keeping Power in Check: The Press, Justice and Rule of Law” session on Thursday, June 13.

Arkansas Chapter Provided by QGT Attorneys For Real Estate Guide

Timothy W. Grooms, J. Cliff McKinney II and Jeb H. Joyce authored the Arkansas chapter for the 2019 Chambers USA Regional Real Estate Guide, a state-by-state guide on the real estate sector.  The guide provides easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in various jurisdictions with leading lawyers explaining local law and practice at key transactional stages.  You can read the Arkansas chapter by clicking here. Chambers Global Practice Guides provide expert legal commentary on a number of main practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world.  For every guide, Chambers selects contributors who are ranked in the relevant Chambers Guides as the best in their field.  In the Real Estate section of the 2019 edition of Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC received the highest ranking possible for law firms in Arkansas and attorneys Grooms, McKinney and Joyce received individual recognition.  More information on these rankings can be found on our Awards page.

Chambers USA Recognizes QGT & Attorneys

The 2019 publication of Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has been released and Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, received the highest ranking possible in the areas of General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate for law firms in Arkansas and was also recognized for its Corporate/Commercial  and Labor & Employment practices. Steven W. Quattlebaum, Timothy W. Grooms, John E. Tull III, E. B. (Chip) Chiles IV, Michael N. Shannon, J. Cliff McKinney II, Joseph R. Falasco, and Jeb H. Joyce, received recognition in the publication’s rankings of individuals.  Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business reviews and ranks individual lawyers and law firms by practice area in each state.  Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms. To learn more about these rankings, visit our Awards page.

Steve Quattlebaum Named to 2019 Lawdragon 500

Steven W. Quattlebaum  was recently selected as a member of the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the seventh time he has received this distinction. Selection to this elite group comes through a group of veteran legal journalists who review thousands of submissions of outstanding lawyers from all regions and practice areas of the American legal profession, including private attorneys, government and other public interest attorneys, judges, and law school professors. From that group, the 500 leading lawyers are chosen by Lawdragon. Less than one-tenth of one percent of all lawyers in the United States are included as members of the Lawdragon 500.  The full 2019 Lawdragon 500 guide can be found here.  

Tim Grooms and Mary-Tipton Thalheimer Published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer

“Optional Liquidated Damages in Arkansas Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements”, an article authored by Timothy W. Grooms and Mary-Tipton Thalheimer, appeared in the March 2019 edition of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.  The article informs sellers about Arkansas law on liquidated damages provisions in commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements.  Please click here to read the article. Mr. Grooms and Ms. Thalheimer are both located in the firm’s Little Rock office.  Tim’s primary areas of practice are real estate, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions.  Mary-Tipton concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and debtor and creditor rights. The Practical Real Estate Lawyer is published by the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE), a non-profit organization and national provider of CLE offering an array of legal seminars featuring the country’s leading law practitioners, law professors, government regulators, and industry experts.  Reprint of this article is courtesy of the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, www.ali-cle.org.

Tim Grooms and Cliff McKinney Presenting at 2019 CE Day

Timothy W. Grooms and J. Cliff McKinney II will discuss Legal and Current Law Issues at the 2019 CE Day presented by the Arkansas CCIM Chapter on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the UALR College of Business.  For more information on the event and to register, please click here.  The Arkansas CCIM Chapter is a privately-incorporated chapter of the CCIM Institute, an affiliate of The National Association of Realtors®.  The CCIM Institute has been a recognized global leader in professional education for more than 30 years and its membership includes brokers, agents, corporate real estate officers, REIT investment executives, pension fund managers, developers, asset managers, investment counselors, appraisers, property managers, mortgage bankers, attorneys, and accountants. Mr. Grooms and Mr. McKinney are both located in the firm’s Little Rock office.  Tim’s primary areas of practice are real estate, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions.  Cliff concentrates his practice on real estate, land use, and business transactions.

Seth Hampton Published in The Arkansas Banker

An article by R. Seth Hampton, “Wetlands Conservation Compliance – What Every Ag Lender Should Know About Swampbusters”, is featured in the March 2019 issue of The Arkansas Banker, the official publication of the Arkansas Bankers Association.  First appearing in 1917, the monthly publication provides the most complete coverage of banking in Arkansas.  Please click here to read Seth’s article.

David Vandergriff To Be A Panelist at Annual Debtor/Creditor Law Conference

David B. Vandergriff is a scheduled presenter for the Arkansas Bar Association’s 23rd Annual Debtor/Creditor Law Conference being held March 28-29, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.  This year’s program includes case updates, immigration issues in bankruptcy, a creditor panel and an ethics panel.  David will participate in “Art of the (Bankruptcy-Avoiding) Deal:  A Panel Discussion on the Process of Structuring and Negotiating Workouts and Forbearance Agreements”.  For more information on the conference and to register, please visit the Arkansas Bar Association website. Mr. Vandergriff is located the firm’s Little Rock office and concentrates his practice on business, banking, and insurance issues in a variety of transactional and litigation contexts.

Tim Grooms To Participate in Upcoming ABA/ACREL Webinar

Timothy W. Grooms will be one of the speakers for “Lawyers, Guns and Money – Firearms and Other Premises Liability Concerns in a Turbulent Time”, a webinar presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) on February 13, 2019.  Discussion topics will include enhanced carry laws in the skirmish between the NRA and the Southeastern Conference, why prohibiting guns sounds good but may create more problems, the risks of security lapses and other modern threats, and whether insurance covers a “peaceful protest” gone wild or when a customer brings a gun into your business.  For more information and to register for this webinar, please visit the event website.

Ken Hall and Scott Lar to present at 2019 Delta Leadership Network Annual Conference

Kenneth N. Hall and Scott M. Lar are scheduled presenters for the 2019 Delta Leadership Network Annual Conference, February 5-7, 2019, at the Little Rock Marriott Downtown.  This year’s conference will focus on partnership development opportunities that are both local and regional in the Delta Regional Authority’s footprint.  Ken and Scott will discuss Federal Opportunity Zones, a new tax incentive program enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   For more information on the conference and to register, please visit the conference website. Mr. Hall and Mr. Lar are both located in the firm’s Northwest Arkansas office.  Ken’s primary areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, estate planning, business formation and real estate.  Scott concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, taxation, tax litigation, corporate transactions and estate planning.