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Scott has over 30 years of experience in litigation and trial practice. He concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including: corporate governance and shareholder disputes; breaches of fiduciary duties and other corporate disputes among directors, officers, shareholders and employees; covenant not to compete and trade secret actions; commercial fraud claims; representing both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions; bankruptcy litigation, creditors' rights and workout matters, as well as a variety of uniform commercial code, contract and business tort disputes.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Tippecanoe Beverages, Inc. v. Heineken U.S.A., Inc., 406 F.Supp 2nd 1033 (S.D. Ind. 2005)
  • Little Beverage Co., Inc. v. Deprez, 777 N.E. 2nd 74 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Automotive Finance Corporation v. Autoexchange.com, Inc., No. 49 A04-0107-CV-306 (Ind. Ct. App. December 7, 2001)
  • Stavroff v. Gurley Leep Dodge, Inc., 403 F.Supp 2nd 962 (N.D. Ind. 2006)
  • Soames v. Young Oil Co., 732 N.E. 2nd 1236 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Butler & Butler v. City of Indianapolis, 668 N.E. 2nd 1227 (Ind. 1996)
  • Class action plaintiffs counsel against State of Indiana relating to taxation of alcoholic beverages
  • Class action plaintiffs counsel against State of Indiana relating to sales and use tax assessed against manufacturers
  • Defended sunsetting of State of Indiana rule prohibiting exclusive territories for Indiana Beer wholesalers
  • Prosecuted numerous covenant-not-to compete cases for multiple employers
  • Represent contractors in mechanics lien cases
  • Represent several agribusiness lenders
  • Alcohol beverage litigation
  • Media law
  • Represent several automobile dealers
  • Libel, slander and defamation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Represent numerous lending institutions in creditors’ rights matters, both inside and outside bankruptcy court
  • Conducted numerous jury and bench trials
  • Defense of Fair Debt Collection Practices claims and Fair Credit Reporting Act claims

Awards

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Fellow

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association: Member, Litigation Section; Chair; Member, Executive Committee; Member, Commercial Law Section; Member, Bench Bar Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association: Member, Litigation Section; Delegate

Former Employment

  • Clerk, Judge John Baker, Monroe County Superior Court, 1984-1986

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Center Grove Little League, 2000-present

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Center Grove Little League, 1998-present
  • Sugar Grove Dads Club, President, 2001-2002, member, 1998-2003
  • Lockerbie Peoples Club, Vice President, 1990; member, 1988-1991
  • Cathedral Arts, Inc., Kidsfest Steering Committee, 1990-1992

Media

Events

Presentations

  • Seminar for UAP/Richter, "Documenting and Perfecting Security Interests Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code," 2001

Services

Industries

Indiana University - Bloomington, B.S., Accounting, with high distinction, 1983
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986

  • Indiana, 1986
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1986
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1986
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2007
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