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Scott M. Haapala is focused on bringing clarity to complex problems and providing individuals and businesses with the skills needed to properly form their startup, structure their ownership terms, negotiate and draft the contracts for hiring employees, purchasing a new company or selling an established corporation.  


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  1. Business: 30%
    11 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    11 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    7 years
  4. LLC: 15%
    9 years
  5. Corporate: 15%
    9 years



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  • Todor Hinkov Hinov

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working, professional with great integrity. Resourceful and skillful in his work. Great addition to the profession.


    Todor Hinov General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Samuel Christopher Feinson

    I worked with Scott on a major federal class action claim, as well as a smaller contract matter. In both capacities, I was impressed with his problem-solving skills, his knowledge of the law, and his affable manner. Scott is a pleasure to work with and a top-notch legal mind.


    Samuel Feinson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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DCActive 200808/23/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
World Renewable Energy Congress AwardEuropean Commission2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberScott M. Haapala, PLLC2011 - Present
CEOAmplitude Energy Analytics2009 - Present
Managing PartnerResident Participation Services, PLLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Center for Life Cycle AssessmentMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - 2009
Maryland State BarMember2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LLC Member DefenseClient retained ownership of all interests and opposing counsel was fired.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy InstituteHOW THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM REDUCES LIFE OPTIONS OF MINORITY YOUTH2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonInterdisciplinary Visual ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing ConferenceResident Council Elections in Public Housing2014
2013 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing ConferenceResident Council and Resident Advisory Elections2013
2012 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing ConferenceIndependent Third Party Monitors for Elections2012