About Ian E Scott

Ian E. Scott is the president and founder of his own law firm, Scott Legal, P.C. Attorney Scott has an extensive immigration background, having filed a number of immigrant and non-immigrant applications for clients, including I-526, I-485, and I-829 petitions for EB-5 investors, and providing counsel on EB-5 securities issues. Scott Legal, P.C. provides legal expertise in all areas of business immigration law for individuals and companies, including investor visas such as EB-5 and E-2, employment-based temporary visas such as L-1 and H-1B, employment based green card visas, family-based green cards, and other immigration visas and services. The firm also specializes in contract review and negotiation, business owner and entrepreneurial support, new business entity selection and set-up, and various other legal matters.

Prior to establishing his own law firm, Attorney Scott worked as a lawyer and litigation associate for the top 10 Wall Street law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In this capacity he assisted clients with matters such as filing personal bankruptcy petitions, unemployment assurance appeals, motions for securities litigations and corporate bankruptcies, and contract negotiations. A certified Public Accountant (CPA), Attorney Scott also previously worked at Credit Suisse Investment Bank for over a decade, where he focused on risk management, banking and finance transactional matters, and implementing Sarbanes Oxley regulatory requirements. He additionally has worked as an external auditor for Ernst & Young financial institutions, along with composing accounting opinions on business transactions for the Bank of Montreal.

Attorney Scott is actively involved in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. He is a member of both the New Jersey and New York state bars. Attorney Scott has authored articles for publications such as Forbes, the William & Mary Business Law Review, Bloomberg Law, Lawyerist, and Above the Law, and also wrote the book Law School Lowdown. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s in business administration from the University of Toronto, and was an Ontario Graduate Scholar. Attorney Scott graduated from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor and also served as the primary editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He is fluent in English, proficient in Spanish, and has a rudimentary knowledge of French.

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