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Mr. Scott is the founder and president of Scott Legal, P.C.. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School where he was a Primary Editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He received both an undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) degree from the University of Toronto where he was an Ontario Graduate Scholar. Mr. Scott is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and from 1999 to 2008, he worked at Credit Suisse Investment Bank on finance and banking transactional matters, risk management and the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley regulatory requirements. Ian E. Scott also worked at the Bank of Montreal where he wrote accounting opinions on complex business transactions and he was an external auditor for Financial Institutions at Ernst & Young. Attorney Advertising.












As a lawyer and litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a top 10 Wall Street law firm, Mr. Scott worked on various matters including filing briefs and motions with the Court for securities litigations as well as complex corporate bankruptcies. In addition, Mr. Scott filed personal bankruptcy petitions for clients and worked on various matters including debt issuances, adoptions, unemployment insurance appeals, immigration petitions and other matters. Mr. Scott has also worked on complex contract development, negotiation and review. Finally, Mr. Scott has a strong immigration background and has filed both non-immigrant and immigrant petitions for clients.












In 2010, Mr. Scott published Fair Value Accounting: Friend or Foe? in the William & Mary Business Law Review. Mr. Scott has also published articles in the Lawyerist and The Student Appeal publications. He is also the author of The Law School Lowdown and owner of Law School & Bar Exam Success Tips blog.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    6 years, 500 cases
  2. Corporate: 20%
    6 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($195-495/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Scott Legal, P.C.

40 Worth Street
Floor 10
New York, NY, 10013


NYCurrently registered 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service AwardLegal Services NYC2012
Dean's ListGraduate School2009
Ontario Graduate ScholarUniversity of Toronto2000
Dean's ListUniversity of Toronto2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & FounderScott Legal, P.C.2011 - Present
AssociateCleary Gottlieb2010 - 2012
DirectorCredit Suisse First Boston1999 - 2008
ManagerBank of Montreal1996 - 1999
AuditorErnst & Young1992 - 1996
Teacher's AssistantUniversity of Toronto1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Illinois Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember2000 - Present
Canadian Institute of Chartered AccountantsMember1999 - Present
Human Rights Journal - HarvardPrimary Editor2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
E-2 Visa Obtained For Law FirmObtained E-2 Visa
TN VisaObtained Visa
Won Unemployment Insurance Benefits CaseWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
Barron's PublishingLaw School Lowdown2013
BookLaw School Lowdown2013
New York State Bar AssociationTax Considerations When Selecting a Business Entity2013
ForbesWant to Create Legal Jobs? Remove Barriers to Immigration2013
Bloomberg Law ReportsShould I form a Study Group2013
New York State Bar AssociationHow To Create an Effective Business Plan2013
New York State Bar AssociationHow to Select A Business Entity2012
LawyeristHow To Publish While in Law School2012
The Student AppealShould I transfer While In Law School2012
The Student AppealHow to Select a Law Firm Business Entity2012
William and Mary Law ReviewFair Value, Friend or Foe2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of TorontoAccounting & EconomicsMBA2001
University of Toronto Faculty of LawFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Certified Public AccountantAccontingCPA1997
Canadian Institute of Chartered AccountantsAccountingCA Designation1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OCI LowdownOCI Law School2013
Confederation GroupWills & Estate Planning2013
LexisNexis WebcastFinding A Job in Law School2012
Harvard UniversitySuccess in Your First Year2012
Law School LowdownLaw School Success2011