Michael D. Scott


Indianapolis, Indiana Area, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Practice/Organization Description

Advising entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs on enterprise formation, organization and finance, typically in sophisticated ventures ranging from alternative energy to media and entertainment.

Advise renowned civil and criminal trial attorneys on complex trial and appellate pleadings and briefs in both state and Federal courts.

International entrepreneur: Fluorine Chemicals, Biotechnology.

Authored successful patent application for unique, next-generation, gold-standard process for manufacturing key electronics industry material. Authored ex-parte patent re-examination petitions; successfully invalidated patents of two NYSE companies.

Creative, cost-effective senior legal executive at two multinational, NYSE companies. Handled M&A, complex, multi-party litigation, international IP litigation, ERM implementation, telecommunications, innovative commercial transaction agreements, commercial real estate matters, antitrust advice, etc.

Private practice at two national law firms. Environmental regulatory and litigation focus. Concentration on valuation of contingent liabilities under FAS5 and disclosure requirements under SEC regulation.

Numerous professional presentations and papers, post-secondary teaching experience at Vermont Law School, Krannert Graduate School of Business (Purdue University), Purdue University Engineering Department.

Director of Corporate Development for an environmental engineering and analytical consulting firm that served both government and the private sector. Added numerous new services. Grew revenues by order of magnitude in 5 years.

Research services coordinator for the Research Division of a multinational, Swiss-based pharmaceutical company.

Currently giving back/paying forward working for a non-profit providing innovative, cost-effective supplemental educational services at an urban, public high school in subjects ranging from math (all levels), literature & composition, chemistry (college level), physics, biology, genetics, history, government, economics, businesss, etc.

Bar Admissions


District of New Jersey


Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, NJ - J.D.

New York University - New York, NY - B.A.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Vanguard.org, Libertarian Party, NYUalumni, Wikipedia Users Group, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Openoffice.org, Fedora, Sloan Consortium, Gnome, SCORE, Technology in Education, Radio Broadcasting, Rutgers School of Law Alumni, Friends of CATO Institute, Hudson Institute, e-Legal, DRI, The Federalist Society, Obvious Expert, Research Methods & Analytics, Radio Broadcasting Professionals. [Membership does not constitute endorsement.]

Honors and Awards

University Honors Scholar, New York University, New York, NY. ("(T)he highest level of academic preferment recognized by (the University ...")

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