Scott is a former co-chair of the corporate department and the technology and business department. He advises software, technology consulting, telecommunications, life sciences and other emerging and established technology companies in business organization, corporate finance, and commercial matters, including capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He is experienced in a wide range of debt and equity financings, including venture capital and other private placements, public offerings, and commercial lending.
Scott has been recognized by Chambers as an Illinois "Leading Lawyer" in corporate/M&A and private equity, with a special note concerning his representation of technology companies. He was named an Illinois "Super Lawyer" in 2011 and 2012 and was highlighted in the 2010 edition of the Legal 500 directory for media, technology and telecom (technology: transactions). He has been named by Crain's Chicago Business to its Technology 100 list, as one of the 100 most influential technology players in Chicago. In 2002, he was presented with the CityLights Award by the Chicago Software Association (now the Illinois Technology Association), as the business, education, media or government leader, whose efforts on behalf of the information technology industry, best promoted its growth and/or awareness.
Representation of Rubicon Technology, Inc. in multiple rounds of venture capital financing, initial public offering and secondary offering and general corporate, governance and commercial transactions.
Representation of Acquity Group LLC in its sale of 70% interest to a private equity fund and later initial public offering of Acquity Holdings in China.
Representation of Illinois Ventures, a subsidiary of the University of Illinois, in a multitude of investments in early state technology companies.
Representation of Akoo International, Inc. in several rounds of financing, a multitude of content license agreements and general corporate matters.
Representation of Amb Tran Group, Ltd in its $30 million dividend recapitalization and commercial bank financing.
Representation of the management team of Computer Aided Technology, a value added reseller, in its acquisition of the company and representation of the company in its later acquisition of several other resellers.
Representation of the Illinois Finance Authority in its investments in more than 30 early stage technology companies.
Representation of the secured lenders of UBid, Inc. in their acquisition of the assets of UBid and the subsequent reorganization of the company.
Representation of Cyborg Systems, Inc. in its sale to Hewitt Associates, Inc. (now part of AON).
Member; Computer Industry Committee, Section on Antitrust Law; Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, Section on Business Law, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Board of Directors, Illinois Technology Association (Formerly Chicago Software Association), 1989-present
Board of Directors, i.c. stars, 2006-present
Charter Member, TiE Midwest, 2006-present
Board of Directors, The Illinois Technology Development Alliance (Formerly The Illinois Coalition), 1997-2009
Member, Midwest Entrepreneurs' Forum of Chicago, 1990-2005
Member, M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of Chicago, 1990-2005
Board of Directors, Northwestern University, Illinois Technology Enterprise Corporation (ITEC), 2002-2007
Advisory Board, Technology Executives Club, 2000-2003
Member and Chair, Executive Committee, American Electronics Association – Midwest Region, Information Technology Committee, 1995-1997
Board of Directors and Chair, American-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, Information Technology Industry Committee, 1995-2002
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Technology Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2017-2020
Named to “Illinois Super Lawyers,” Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011, 2012
Leader in the Field, Corporate/M&A; Private Equity, Illinois, Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009-2011
Listed in the Legal 500 Directory, Media, Technology and Telecoms (Technology: Transactions), 2010
Selected as a "Leading Lawyer in Illinois," Computer & Technology Law, Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, 2008