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I first contacted Ian to handle my E-2 Visa Application, but decided to hire him also for my legal entity set up and drafting my business plan. This proved to be the best decision I could have taken for this process, as his strong (work and academic) background in both business and legal matters proved to be helpful and insightful during the time he handled my case. So much so, that I even ended up hiring him to handle my LLC Publication as well.
Overall, he was very through, understanding, responsive and honest. He always gave me complete answers from both a legal and business perspective, and never tried to sugar coat the truth, which I greatly appreciated. The application that the consulate received was very detailed and complete, which I feel was the reason why my appointment went by so smoothly and short. After around 10 minutes, my visa for a small fashion business was approved for 5 years, with an investment of less than $60,000.
I couldn't recommend Ian and his firm enough, and I look forward to keep working with him.
El Sr. Ian Scott es un excelente abogado, un amigo me recomendó a el y fue lo major que me hubiese pasado. Tenia problemas migratorios y el Sr Scott me ayudo a conseguir mi objetivo, que era permanecer en este país. El Sr. Scott habla español y eso fue fundamental para mi caso ya que el me explico en lengua que yo podía entender. Si quieren un abogado a quien confiar por su honestidad y profesionalismo el Sr. Scott es alguien quien no le defraudara. Estoy muy agradecido con en Sr.. Scott y por eso le recomiendo totalmente.
Ian Scott was extremely helpful to me. Any questions I had he was able to provide me with honest answers. I would recommend Ian Scott and his firm.
In my business, my success depends in part on the expertise and outside resources I can share with my clients. Whenever a client or I need expert legal advice and service I turn to Ian Scott. Ian Scott has been a vital and valuable resource to me over the years. Whether day or evening, I have been fortunate to have Ian always ready and willing to give his valued expertise.
I hired Ian Scott in August 2014 for a Visa application to open RISE Sport Performance Training in Tucson, AZ. Right from the consultation, it was obvious that Mr. Ian Scott had expertise with regards to the Visa application process. For example, he explained the difference in Visa types and the consulates. As well, it seemed like he truly cared and was trustworthy. For example, he asked me several questions to ensure that I did (or could) meet the criteria before suggesting that I apply for the E2 Visa. Throughout my whole Visa application process, Mr. Scott provided an expertise service and was prompt, supportive, and courteous.
I was provided with a thorough questionnaire and guided throughout to build what I believe was the best case possible. Right when I was about to schedule the interview, the Vancouver consulate had changed procedures and I was quite nervous and frustrated. Anytime I voiced concern, Mr. Scott promptly replied and his emails were always reassuring and positive, yet realistic (not providing false hope or information, for example). His firm provided me with a very well organized and comprehensive case. I was also prepped for the interview. I attended my interview feeling extremely prepared and confident. In fact, the pre-screening officer commented on how well organized and prepared I was, and was impressed that the documents were sent in ahead of time after most missed a recent change in policy...stating "you have a good lawyer."
My case was successful with an investment of $54,000. Mr. Scott was amongst the first I told. I enjoyed working with Ian and could not even imagine using a different lawyer for the renewal process. I will definitely hire Ian for the renewal.
I highly recommend Mr. Scott. He is probably the utmost competent lawyer in New York. I've met with many attorneys before coming to Ian. Most of them would rush me through expensive appointments.
Ian was calm, patient and extremely attentive and responsive. I bombarded him with questions and he always remained professional and took great care to ensure that my queries were answered to me in details. Whether it was through a quick email or a phone call, Ian was always available and prompt whenever I needed him. He was there to answer all my legal questions, or just to assure me that things were in order.
I'm very thankful to Ian, and I highly recommend him to all my friends who need an immigration attorney. You simply can't go wrong with him.
From the initial phase of my case through to the conclusion (a decision strongly in our favor) Ian was on top of everything. He listened attentively when it was time to listen, and he spoke assuredly when it was time to speak. What was perhaps most impressive about Ian in the preparation phase was his strategic clarity with respect to the aspects of my case that were to be focused upon, and those that were not. He guided me through a simple, powerful plan of communication. I was thoroughly prepared for every single question that I would be asked, and yet at no time did I ever feel intimidated or overwhelmed. I felt confident. I felt ready. Ian explained the process, the strong points, the weak points, and the points that could be taken either way. Ian researched the entity that was on the other side of the case as well as all aspects of the proceedings that might come into play. He told me how he would direct the aspects of the proceedings that were within his power to direct, and he told me different ways in which he would respond when it came to cetain things that are beyond the direct contol of any lawyer (such as possible things that may or may not be introduced/claimed by the other side). It was most comforting to hear the depth with which he had thought things out. And I loved that while he had notes, he wasn't constantly referring to them, as he seemed to have memorized everything! He had notes, but he was clearly ready to go without them.
As the actual case played out, it was impressive to experience things taking shape precisely as he said they would. During the case, there were moments when I had to hold back laughter, as Ian's style of communication was what I can only describe as devastatingly minimalist... On one hand, he gave the opposition absolutely nothing to work with, and on the other hand, when he did make a point or ask a question, it was done in such a way that the opposition was damned if they did and damned if they didn't... Almost anything they could have said in response would have sounded bad, and yet if they said nothing at all then that would have looked even worse. It got to the point where the opposition actually began nodding in agreement/concession when certain points were made by myself and/or Ian. The opposition had been thoroughly outplayed, particularly impressive seeing as how some aspects of my case could have been interpreted in more than one way. From the beginning and with a very concise delivery, Ian was able to establish and reinforce an interpretation of the facts that was advantageous to our winning of the case. Simply put, via preparation, expertise and his ability to deliver when things actually got under way and the pressure was on, Ian was brilliant.
I had a great experience using Scott Legal Services. I found Mr. Ian Scott to be a true professional in every way and his client relation skills was wonderful which made the whole experience even more pleasant and enjoyable. Mr. Scott was upfront and clear about the entire process and this enabled me to understand my options better. I was very happy with the level of patience, courtesy and professional service I got and will be doing future business with him. For anyone looking for a honest lawyer who can take care of their business and explain the process in details until you fully understand what's happening, Ian Scott is your attorney.
I have know Ian for 20+ years on a personal level. He has always been a dependable and solid person. Since opening his practice he has provided his services to me and my husband on several occassions pretaining to immigration and investment laws in the U.S. In addition, hiis many years of finance expericne has proved to be an advantage. I feel comfortable with his advice and highly recommend his as a lawyer.
Ian assisted me with my EB-5 visa application, providing insightful advice with options and their pros and cons that I should consider, so I felt very comforted that I was making an informed decision with someone who was very experienced in this field. He's very knowledgeable and professional, and went out of his way to send me additional related articles that he and others have written on the topic, and proactively kept me up-to-date on status. His organizational skills and business acumen that he brought to the table made me feel that I was in the right hands, and that I was working with a reliable, trustworthy expert in this field. I would highly recommend him.