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Our Philosophy

At Scott Legal, P.C. we believe that you should not have to break the bank to obtain effective legal representation and we are here to solve your legal problems at a price you can afford. The law firm was founded by Harvard Law School graduate and lawyer Ian E. Scott and his firm belief is that we should be able to provide an exceptional service and work product at a reasonable price. Our expertise and integrity will serve you well and your needs are our first priority. We offer legal services in Business Immigration, New Business Entity Set-Up, Contract Review & Negotiation, Entrepreneurial/Investor Support,  and other New Business Services.

Our Staff is made up of lawyers and law clerks and collectively we speak English, French, Filipino, Spanish, Creole, Portuguese and Italian. We have the firm commitment to provide you with the highest level of customer service and we will always work diligently on your case. Our lawyers are admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and we can practice Immigration law across every State as Immigration is based on Federal Law.

The individual staff members either focus on immigration or new business start-ups/entrepreneurial support and will work with clients to achieve their goals.  We put the customer first and do everything we can to provide excellent customer service.  All staff were individually trained by the founder and adhere to his high standards of quality and customer service.

Our Founder

Scott Legal, P.C. was founded by Ian E. Scott who is a Harvard Law School Graduate and Lawyer licensed in New York and New Jersey. Our firm is committed to providing you with superior legal support where we focus on your problems. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for you and do this at a price you can afford! Here is a bit about the founder.

Ian E. 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 for over 10 years, 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.

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 litigation as well as complex corporate bankruptcies. In addition, Mr. Scott filed personal bankruptcy petitions for clients and worked on various matters including debt issuance, 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 Forbes, Bloomberg Law, Above the Law, Lawyerist, New York State Bar Association, Barron’s, The Student Appeal Journal as well as other publications.  He is also the author of the book, Law School Lowdown and owner of Law School & Bar Exam Success Tips blog.

Mr. Scott has been a member of a number of professional organizations including; the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, The American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) & the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Scott is a member of the bars in New York and New Jersey. His native language is English and he is proficient in Spanish and has a rudimentary knowledge of French.