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Scott K. Tippett

Business Attorney at Greensboro, NC

4.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 28 years
    Georgia - GA 37 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I assist businesses and individuals with incorporations, contracts, claims, and litigation.

    37 years

  2. Elder law

    37 years

  3. Estate planning

    37 years

  4. Real estate
    I draft and review contracts and agreements for the development, financing, and sale of real property.

    37 years

  5. Tax
    I represent business and individuals in a variety of tax matters before the NCDOR and IRS.

    37 years

My practice focuses on wealth law, which is an integrated approach to estate and asset protection planning, business formation and operation, and tax planning. Having run non-legal businesses myself, I seek to find not only the best legal solution, but the best business solution for the issues clients face.


My practice areas include: Asset protection planning, estate planning and administration, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, partnerships, corporations, wills and trusts, business planning, tax planning.


Hagan Barrett, PLLC
300 N. Greene St.
Suite 200
Greensboro, NC, 27401

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Posted by Mark | July 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Discussion around a business idea regarding investment advice and licensing issues
Scott, did a great job. When he called me he seemed well prepared with information about previous actions taken by the SEC. We had a lengthy conversation that helped me to understand the aspects of my business idea that could lead to more scrutiny from the SEC. I'll definitely reach out to Scott in the future for legal advice.
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Posted by Anthony | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional - Great experience
Scott was extremely professional and easy to work with! He provided knowledge and advice to help us close on our new home and even went out of his way while out of the country on vacation to help us close early. Great experience and will definitely be using Scott again.
Posted by Jack | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing on new home
Scott did the closing for our new home. Made it very quick and easy. Very personable and answered any questions we had promptly.
Posted by Mark | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Tippett helped with my closing out my mother's estate in the State of NC. We are located in NM. This complicated process was made very easy by Mr. Tippett's professional staff and attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Tippett's services. We would definitely utilize his services again, if needed..
Posted by Rob | March 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I used Avvo's reviews to determine which lawyer and was very satisfied
Being from a different state than the lawyer I contacted, I was concerned with not visiting in person but rather communicating via email and phone. Scott Tippett replied very quickly and seemed very sincere and honest. After not knowing the correct answer to my questions, he researched and responded quickly and I am very pleased with his services. It is very early in my case but so far, he has proved that I made the correct decision on choosing him as my lawyer.
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Posted by Stuart | July 24, 2014
Outstanding Affordable Service
I have worked with Scott on a corporate level over the years, and recently became the go to guy on my own employment contract issue. He explains the law in layman's English... he lays out a plan and options... Scott is a straight up honest guy ... I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Rachel | May 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I hope I get my money back
I received a consultation from Mr. Tippett earlier this year. My deceased fathers home was set to be foreclosed right after his death. However the county served me with a civil summons wanting payment for taxes on the house and a $21,000 lien. This was despite the fact that I did not inherit the home, and I live out of state. I was happy with the consultation. Mr. Tippett suggested quit claiming the property so the county would go through with foreclosure and possibly stop coming after me. After the consultation I paid Mr. Tippett $175.00 for the quit claim paperwork to be filed. I never heard from Mr. Tippett again after I made the payment. That was in March. I never received confirmation that the paperwork had been started. After not being able to get in contact with Mr. Tippett for over a month; and a civil summons response deadline looming over my head, I requested that my money be refunded. That was last month and still radio silence. I don't think I will get my money back. $175.00 may not be much for some people, but I am low income. I do not not qualify for legal aide in my home state or in the state where my fathers home is. I have exhausted my resources, and options regarding my legal issue. I am disappointed with my experience with Mr. Tippett. If he was not going to provide the service I paid for he should not have taken my money.
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Posted by Randy | March 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steer clear of this "attorney"
Hired this attorney for an estate settlement in early 2014. He carried out the normal process and appeared to complete the necessary documents to settle the estate, and he was paid in full for this work. But he failed to deliver any of the documents to the court (per the clerk of court in Alamance County, NC) despite having been paid. This resulted in a series of threatening letters from the court demanding documents, and Mr. Tippett refused to respond to repeated voice mails and emails over several months until we were forced to file a grievence with the NC State Bar. This filing finally prompted him to communicate with the clerk of court, but the estate is still not settled over 2 years later. Highly recommend NOT using this attorney for any purpose ... he is not competent or trustworthy as an attorney.
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Response from Scott Tippett April 29, 2016
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. This matter does not sound familiar, and we strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Hagan Barrett, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Tippett Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Director
  • Carruthers &Roth, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Special Counsel
  • Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Manager-Owner
  • House & Tippett, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Scott K. Tippett, PLLC
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Vice President, General Counsel
  • Southern Packaging, Inc.
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Trotter Smith & Jacobs/Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Hendrick Spanos & Phillips
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Craco, LLC v. Fiora, 2004 WL 727025
  • Court denied defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and improper venue, finding court had jurisdiction and venue was proper.
  • Iconbazaar, LLC v. America Online, Inc., 308 F. Supp. 2d 630 (M.D.N.C. 2004)
  • Court denied AOL's motion to dismiss and Iconbazaar's (our client) case was allowed to proceed.
  • Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995)
  • Court awarded attorneys' fees based on lodestar approach. Apportionment among defendants was not warranted because all defendants actively participated in conspiracy.
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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Member
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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Section
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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
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  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Atlanta Legal Aid
  • 1993


Speaking Engagements

  • Limited Liability Companies in North Carolina
  • How to form and manage limited liability companies.
  • 2006
  • An Attorney's Guide to Asset Protection
  • A review of the risks and benefits of various asset protection strategies.
  • 2006
  • Choice of Business Entity in North Carolina
  • Risks and Benefits of Various Corporate Structures
  • 2004
  • Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships in North Carolina
  • Tax aspects of forming and opertaing limited liability companies and partnerships.
  • 2003
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Greensboro Business Lawyer Scott K. Tippett
Scott K. Tippett
Business Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 37 years