Scott M. Federoff

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smf AT smfklaw DOT com

Scott practices commercial real estate acquisition, development, land use, zoning and finance. He has more than 19 years of experience in zoning laws, approvals and appeals, including numerous appearances before planning commissions and zoning appeal boards. He advises clients in Indiana and across the country on all aspects of commercial real estate development, including due diligence, land assemblages, condominium formation, construction, financing and management of new and existing projects.

Scott has extensive experience in commercial lending transactions, preparing documents for everything from small loans with unique collateral to multimillion-dollar loans for commercial development. He counsels 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.

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

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 1997

Indiana, 2003


Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina

J.D. - 1997

Honors: Law Faculty Scholar

Honors: President, Phi Delta Phi Ruffin Inn Legal Fraternity

Honors: President, Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Major: Journalism

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

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, Chairman, Member