Scott is the Section Head for the Litigation Practice. He represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes, focused primarily on real estate and fiduciary matters. Much of Scott's practice involves fiduciary disputes between shareholders of private companies. He counsels clients on achieving the most effective and efficient means of resolving these unique disputes, either through litigation or negotiated agreements.
Scott also advises development and construction clients in the contracting and permitting process. His practice also includes litigating construction disputes, land use decisions, issues related to joint ownership matters, and commercial lease cases.
He has appeared before the US District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts District Court, Massachusetts Housing Court, and Massachusetts Probate and Family Court as well as various state, federal, and local regulatory bodies. He has tried numerous cases, and he has also argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court.
Scott is Co-chair of Mintz Levin Professional Development (MLPD), which provides and coordinates all of the firm's attorney training programs. In addition to serving as an instructor for MLPD, he has been an instructor for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
During law school, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team.
He coaches various Hingham youth athletic teams.
Recognitions & Awards
•Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Closely Held Business (2005 - 2014)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Co-author, Making “Material Adverse Change” Mean What You Choose It to Mean - Neither More nor Less, Private Equity Alert (04.09.2014)
•Co-author, When a Special Committee Is Not So Special: Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Decision Holding Controlling Shareholder and Affiliated Directors Liable for More Than $2 Billion Stemming from Related-Party Transaction, Litigation Alert (09.06.2012)
•Co-author, When a Special Committee Is Not So Special, Corporate Board Member (09.04.2012)
•Author, Didn't You Get My Text?, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (03.14.2011)
•Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Matters: Do Landlords Still Control the Lifeboats?, The Real Estate Industry in a Recessionary Environment: Sink, Tread Water, or Swim?, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Boston, MA (06.22.2010)
• Matthew D. Levitt Elevated to Member of Mintz Levin, (05.18.2015)
• Mintz Levin's Jessica Sergi Promoted to Of Counsel, (04.02.2015)
• Mintz Levin Expands West Coast Litigation with Addition of Antony Nash, (02.09.2015)
• Leading White Collar and Cybersecurity Defense Attorney Mark E. Robinson Joins Mintz Levin, (01.09.2015)
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.21.2013)
• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.22.2012)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.21.2011)
• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.19.2010)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.27.2009)
• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.29.2008)
• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.25.2007)
Scott Ford discusses the importance of understanding a client's business objective when determining the appropriate strategy to resolve a dispute.