Scott is a partner of the firm, and the co-chair of Herrick's Real Estate Department.
His practice areas include general commercial litigation (breach of contract, real estate, securities, fiduciary duties, partnerships, lender liabilities, anti-trust, appellate practice) alternative dispute resolution (ADR), governmental relations and government investigations.
Scott advises major corporations, business executives, real estate owners and developers, commercial and retail tenants, investors and lending institutions. He has advised several government agencies, public officials and families of public officials.
Scott was appointed by Chief Judge Judith Kaye to the Chief Judge's Committee on the Profession and the Courts (the "Craco Committee") which conducted an examination of the legal profession and the Courts and made recommendations to improve professionalism, client satisfaction, attorney discipline and court management, almost all of which have since been adopted and implemented.
He is a member of the Board of Editors of, and a weekly columnist for, the New York Law Journal; a former member of the Mayor's Committee on the Judiciary; a former member of the Nassau County Executive's Transition Committee; a member of the mediation panels for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; and a former Chairperson of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.
Scott was a member of the Judicial Screening Committee of the New York City Bar Association and a former member of the bar association's Council on Judicial Administration and Litigation Committee. He is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association Commercial Litigation Committee.
In his then-capacity as a Vice-Chairperson of the New York Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League, Scott helped lead ADL's successful effort to achieve enactment of New York State's Hate Crimes statute. Scott was the recipient of the ADL's Human Relations Award.
He lectures before judges and court attorneys at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the New York State Office of Court Administration and the Appellate Terms for the 1st and 2nd Judicial Departments. He has also lectured for the New York Federal Bar Council, the Practicing Law Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York Guard; and is an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law where he teaches Alternate Dispute Resolution. Scott has served as a Vice-Chairperson of the New York Regional Board and served on the Executive Committee of the Lawyer's Division of the Anti-Defamation League.