Full suite legal service provider for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.Helping clients form, manage and grow their businesses is a passion of mine.Doing business on a handshake can be dangerous.Ensuring compliance with the law for shareholders, directors, employees, and other stakeholders.Preparing for your death or incapacity can be overwhelming without help.Is an LLC right for you? Are all the members on the same page?
|MD||Inactive - Retired||2005||04/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|World Renewable Energy Congress Award||European Commission||2006|
|Managing Member||Scott M. Haapala, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|CEO||Amplitude Energy Analytics||2009 - Present|
|Managing Member||Resident Participation Services, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|In-House Counsel||Airco Energy Solutions||2010 - 2011|
|VP of Legal and Regulatory Liasons||Green Diversity Group||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Environmental Integrity Project||2008 - 2009|
|Project Attorney||Baker & McKenzie||2006 - 2007|
|Consultant||Chief Independent Third Party Monitor||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Center for Life Cycle Assessment||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green Empowerment||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green Diversity Group||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green & Sustainability Innovators & Innovation Network||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Maryland State Bar||Member||2005 - 2008|
|LLC Member Defense||Client retained ownership of all interests and opposing counsel was fired.|
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|Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute||HOW THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM REDUCES LIFE OPTIONS OF MINORITY YOUTH||2005|
|University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Washington||Interdisciplinary Visual Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|2014 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Resident Council Elections in Public Housing||2014|
|2013 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Resident Council and Resident Advisory Elections||2013|
|2012 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Independent Third Party Monitors for Elections||2012|
Posted by anonymous
I run a 9-year-old publishing company and have a weird mix of small business legal needs from minor sales contracts, to higher level intellectual property strategic issues. Scott has proven to be versatile in his approaches to all the weird issues I can toss at him -- including working with me for a "softer touch" on IP communications when I didn't want to jump straight to issuing scary cease and desist. He's earned by trust by being super transparent about his fees, including asking me before billing to file paperwork that I could do myself. (My response? FILE IT FOR ME, but thanks for asking.)
He's got experience working with a pretty wide range of businesses, and I'm happy to say that he's been great representing my nontraditional publishing company.
Posted by Kevin
Scott has handled a number of things for me as well as been general counsel for my company. He's unwaveringly ethical and a phenomenal human being in every way imaginable. To this day I thank my lucky stars that he is my attorney.
Posted by Kim
I hired Scott when my company's debt spiraled out of control after defaulting on a commercial loan. Scott spent a lot of time with me to understand the quirks and nuances of the company's operations. He helped us get our debt to a manageable level and restructured our company from an LLC to a corporation to lower our tax burden. He told us about new state regulations that we didn't even know to ask about.
No doubt in my mind that Scott cares about his clients. He's as invested in his clients as I am in my customers.
I strongly recommend Scott Haapala for any business that needs a lawyer.
Austin Nowakowski, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
The first time I met Scott was when he offered help to a request I placed on a legal list server for attorneys. He not only provided me with the information I needed, but also offered to meet me for coffee the next week to make sure I had all the answers I needed. I highly advise anyone that needs assistance in business law to seek out Scott's assistance.
John Terpin, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I highly endorse Scott M. Haapala. I have worked with Mr. Haapala on many matters. These include not only Business Law issues, but also Estate Planning, Contracts, Employment Law and LLC formation. Mr. Haapala is unparalleled in his vast knowledge of business law and is one of the most caring and concerned attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with when it comes to attention to his client's needs. He is very passionate about his work and is unrelenting in his desire to represent his clients to the best of his abilities. I often consult with Mr. Haapala on my own client's matters as his perspective is always fresh and intuitive. He is well-grounded and extremely creative. He is honest and considerate and values his attorney-client relationship to great measure. I most appreciate his ability to approach each case with the urgency that it deserves. In short, I highly recommend this attorney as his skills and respect for his clients are of the highest caliber.
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