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University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 1988

Hope College
Holland, Michigan
B.S., Chemistry, 1985

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Tax Court

Corporate Attorney

Scott is a member and past chair of Varnum’s Business and Corporate Services Practice Team. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including education, manufacturing, and food retail. Providing extensive experience as a business counselor, Scott also focuses on transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions, sales and joint ventures.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, since 2007

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2019 – 2021, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2019, 2020, 2023

Leading Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Publicly Held Corporations Law, Securities & Venture Finance Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Better Business Bureau of West Michigan: director, 1996 – 2002; chair, 2001 – 2002

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Grand Rapids Symphony, director, 2001 – 2005

Michigan Campus Compact, director, 2008 – 2011

Opera Grand Rapids, director, 2005 – 2008

St. Cecilia Music Society, director, 2012 – present

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