Our Team

Our Philosophy & Mission is to Harness Our Legal Knowledge into a Viable Solution

At Scott Legal, P.C. we believe that our clients deserve a solutions focused approach that is based on knowledge of the law and experience. Our law firm was founded by Harvard Law School graduate and lawyer Ian E. Scott and the firm and our team of lawyers are committed to solving your legal problems and providing an exceptional customer service experience and work product. Our experience and integrity will serve you well. We offer legal services in Business Immigration, Investor Visas, New Business Entity Set-Up, Contract Review & Negotiation, Entrepreneurial/Investor Support, and other New Business Services.

Unlike many firms who immediately assign clients to paralegals, at Scott Legal, P.C. you will almost always deal with an attorney. We understand that you have come to a law firm because you want to hire a lawyer and you will get the same care and attention from us throughout your engagement. What sets us apart from other firms is our focus on finding solutions that will address both your short and long term needs and our superior customer service.

Our staff is made up of lawyers and law clerks, and collectively we speak English, French, Spanish, Czech, Arabic, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin. We are firmly committed to providing 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 we can practice immigration law across every state since immigration law is federal. We can also associate with lawyers in other states to assist you with matters involving state law outside New York.

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Ian E. Scott, Esq., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Founder and Executive Managing Attorney

Phone: 212-223-2964 | Email: iscott@legalservicesincorporated.com

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…


Kelly R. LeGrand Weiner, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Phone: 917-546-2989 | Email: kweiner@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Weiner graduated summa cum laude (top 3 out of 389 students) from New York Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from New York University (N.Y.U.). She was on the Dean’s list repeatedly…


Dustin Saldarriaga


Phone: (917) 935-6700 | Email: dsaldarriaga@legalservicesincorporated.com

Dustin Saldarriaga is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. While a student, he was an active participant in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Program, both initiatives…


Michaela Vrazdova


Phone: 917-546-9040  |  Email: mvrazdova@legalservicesincorporated.com

Michaela Vrazdova graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2016. While studying at Charles University, Ms. Vrazdova interned at the Organization for Aid to Refugees in Prague where she managed…


John Barrera


Phone: 212-223-2964 | Email: jbarrera@legalservicesincorporated.com

John Barrera is an Immigration attorney that focuses on Removal/Deportation defense, Humanitarian Immigration and Family based immigration. He has over 15 years of immigration experience and has successfully advocated for thousands of clients…


William Funk

Of Counsel Tax

Phone: 212-223-2964  |  Email: wfunk@legalservicesincorporated.com

Bill is Of Counsel to the firm for all matters involving tax. Previously, Bill practiced tax law for ten years with firms in New York. He has successfully represented clients before federal and state tax authorities and in business negotiations. Bill counsels businesses…


Miriam Lacroix

Of Counsel

Phone: 212-223-2964  |  Email: mlacroix@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Lacroix received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Pace University and is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. After law school, Miriam was chosen to serve as a Justice Fellow in the inaugural class…


Jenny Zhan

Legal Research Analyst

Phone: 917-962-0215  |  Email: jzhan@legalservicesincorporated.com

For the past four years, Ms. Zhan worked as a Case Manager for a local EB-5 Regional Center. As Case Manager, Ms. Zhan was responsible for all matters of the EB-5 Investor petitions from the initial Form I-526 applications…


Khadija Derrick-Williams

Marketing Director and Legal Analyst

Phone: 917-546-0940  |  Email: kderrick@legalservicesincorporated.com

Khadija Derrick-Williams graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with an honors bachelor’s degree in Law & Society. In addition, she received a post-graduate Paralegal diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology….


Darren R. Derrick, CFA

Finance Director & CFO

Phone: 212-223-2964  |  Email: dderrick@legalservicesincorporated.com

Mr. Derrick earned his Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and held multiple financial roles at the Royal Bank of Canada for over 10 years. As a Corporate banker, Mr. Derrick was responsible for assessing business plans…