As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Scott’s practice focuses on representing clients in a wide range of business transactions and tax and tax-exempt matters. He has represented clients on numerous multi-million dollar stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, sales, and joint venture transactions. He serves as outside legal counsel to a major university supporting foundation and academic medical center. His practice includes representing clients in all aspects of federal and state income tax, including like-kind exchanges, conservation easements and New Markets Tax Credit transactions, state and local sales, use and occupation tax, and representation before the IRS and state revenue departments. He advises numerous tax-exempt organizations, including nonprofit hospitals and other health care organizations, colleges, governmental organizations, utility providers, charitable organizations and private foundations, in all aspects of entity formation, governance, fiduciary duties of board members, state law compliance, federal and state tax planning, compliance, reporting and representation, policy and program development, planned giving, joint ventures with for-profit or other nonprofit organizations, mergers and dissolutions. Scott’s practice also includes advising individuals and business clients regarding the selection and formation of business entities, governance structure, transition planning, including buy-sell agreements, restrictions on the sale of equity interests, options and first rights of refusal, resolution of disputes involving minority rights and involuntary dissolution, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, service agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, letters of intent, and the negotiation and document preparation for asset and equity-based transactions involving the purchase or sale of business entities or divisions thereof.

Admitted to Practice:

United States Tax Court


University of Nebraska, J.D., 1979
Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S., 1975

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Business Organizations including LLCs and Partnerships, Tax Law)
  • Named: Best Lawyers' 2014 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Associate Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1978-1979
  • Order of the Coif
  • Certified Public Accountant Certificate, 1980