Scott M. Federoff

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smf AT smfklaw DOT com

Scott provides professional legal services, including advising clients in Indiana and across the country on all aspects of commercial real estate development, including due diligence, land assemblages, construction, financing and management of new and existing projects; analysis of complex legal issues; review and drafting of complex legal documents; communications with various governmental departments and officials; presentations to Plan Commissions and Boards of Zoning Appeals throughout Indiana; representation of company's legal matters; preparing and filing copyright and trademark applications; representation of lenders in commercial transactions; preparation of covenants and restrictions and condominium documentation; communications with other professional such as accountants and tax advisors; formation and documentation of various types of legal entities; estate planning for individuals; and secession planning for companies.

Scott counsels individuals, many small-to-medium sized businesses, commercial real estate developers, entrepreneurs, municipalities and financial institutions on issues, including: formation, corporate governance and shareholder agreements; transactional matters and financing; and mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions.

In 1994, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington and received his Doctor of Jurisprudance as a Law Facultuy Scholar in 1997 from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Real Estate Acquisition and Development

Land Use and Zoning

Shopping Center Acquisition and Development

Condominium Formation

Real Estate Transactions

Commercial Lease Negotiation and Drafting

For Profit and Non-Profit Business Formation and Representation

Shareholder Agreements

Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Acquisitions

Commercial Lending

Trademark and Copyright

Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 1997

Indiana, 2003

Honors and Awards

Law Faculty Scholar, Wake Forest Univeristy School of Law

Past President, Phi Delta Phi Ruffin Inn Legal Fraternity,Wake Forest Univeristy School of Law

Past President, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Wake Forest Univeristy School of Law

Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 2008

Future 40 Award Recipient, 2008

Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2009

Fort Wayne Monthly Top Lawyers - Real Estate/Land Use & Zoning, 2015, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Allen County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Past Chairman

American Bar Association, Member

Indiana State Bar Association, Member

South Carolina State Bar Association, Member

Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc., Indiana Hotel, Chairman, Redevelopment Task Force

Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc., Past Secretary and Past Member, Board of Directors

Fort Wayne Sports Corporation, Past Member, Board of Directors

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., Past Member Leadership & Development Committee

Hamilton Lake Association, Past Member, Board of Directors

Hilton Head Island Bar Association, Past Secretary, Treasurer, and Member

Hilton Head Home Builders Association, Past Legal Counsel

Leadership Fort Wayne, Past Member, Board of Directors

Sycamore Hills Golf Club Men's Golf Association, Past Chairman, Member