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Scott advises businesses, non-profits and individuals in business and real estate matters, including contract drafting and negotiation and regulatory compliance. Clients seek out Scott’s services for his practical, real-world advice. He regularly counsels clients in novel and evolving areas of law, including compliance with public health mandates and cannabis regulations.
Scott represents clients in civil cases ranging from commercial and employment disputes, infringements of intellectual property rights, and defamation, fraud and tort claims. Scott has tried cases in both federal and state court, but understands that the best result for a client often lies short of a trial. In those cases, Scott has successfully advocated for his clients in private arbitrations and mediations. His experience with all avenues for resolving disputes allows him to counsel his clients on when to stare down an adversary in court or when to pick up the phone and negotiate directly.
Scott is nationally recognized for his expertise in intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret matters. Locally, Scott advises clients, including authors, artists and musicians, in a wide range of licensing, publishing and other business matters.
Scott helps local cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs in navigating California’s ever-changing laws and regulations, including permitting and licensing issues and business disputes. Scott brings creative solutions to the challenges his clients face in the evolving area of cannabis law.