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  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • University of Toronto, M.B.A.
  • C.P.A. and Chartered Accountant
  • Admitted in New York


  • English
  • Spanish


Ian E. Scott · Esq., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Managing Partner


Ian E. Scott is the founder and Managing Partner 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. Mr. Scott also worked at the Bank of Montreal, where he wrote accounting opinions on complex business transactions and was an external auditor for financial institutions at Ernst & Young.

As a lawyer and litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a top 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 been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Law, Above the Law, New York Times, NBC News, Super Lawyers, EB-5 Investors, American Bar Association, Business Insider, Martindale-Hubbell, AVVO, Lawyerist, Barron’s, The Student Appeal, the New York State Bar Association, as well as other publications. He is also the author of the book, Law School Lowdown (Simon & Schuster Publishing) and owner of the 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 Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Scott founded Scott Legal, P.C. on an E-2 visa and has held numerous non-immigrant visas while in the U.S., including E-2, TN, H-1B, B-1, and F-1 visas.

Mr. Scott is a member of the bars of New York and New Jersey only. His native language is English; he is proficient in Spanish and has a rudimentary knowledge of French.