My practice focuses primarily on business transactions and estate planning. I take immense pride and satisfaction in helping clients work through long-term business ventures and estate plans that meet their, and their families', goals. In my former life I was a jazz-musician and a writer, and the creative background never ceases to help me see my clients' matters from every angle, even the most obscure ones.
Before founding Bridge City Law, I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I attended college at Arizona State University, which was the warmest place I could find after growing up in the Arctic. I dabbled in jazz performance and journalism before finally giving way to pure academia, and majored in socio-economic justice studies on my way to law school. I graduated Willamette University's College of Law in 2007 and have been practicing law here in Portland ever since.
When it comes to the legal profession, I am tragically pragmatic. My belief, and one of the core principals that Bridge City Law was founded on, is that attorneys should cut to the chase and get the best result for their clients. Too much of the legal profession is about glorifying billable hours, justifying unjustifiable positions, and allowing clients to take courses of action against their better interests. We are not a big law firm, and it shows in a good way. I never tire of finding new and more efficient ways to help my clients.
In the office, I'm also the resident tech support and computer geek. Outside the office, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Jazz Society, support Oregon Craft Breweries, and cling to my youth playing softball in the beautiful but all too brief Oregon summers.
My direct line is (503) 451-0004 and you can email me at Scott@BridgeCityLaw.com.