He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York and Washington D.C. and has been admitted to the Bar in Paris, France as an Avocat. Scott began his practice career as a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps where he assisted in opening its Paris and Moscow offices in the early 1990’s. During his time at Skadden he did significant private and public company corporate and securities work including business succession planning and international transactional work.
Scott also has significant business counseling experience as an in-house corporate attorney, first as General Counsel for Levi Strauss & Co.’s European Division based in Brussels and later as the first General Counsel for Grand Circle Travel, a privately held Boston based travel company. He also served as European Counsel for Cabot Corporation, a NYSE public company.
As the founder of Squillace & Associates, P.C. – a boutique law firm in Boston’s historic Back Bay – Scott now specializes in life, estate and business planning matters with other attorneys in his firm. He is an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. His focus includes tax, philanthropic and estate planning needs for clients generally and includes international clientele, corporate executives, small business owners, physicians and attorneys. He has a particular focus on helping same sex couples with their unique planning needs. Scott has become nationally recognized for his work planning work with the LGBTQ community and is the author of Whether to Wed: A Legal and Tax Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples.
Scott was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2014 to serve on a Commission to study needs of the LGBT elder community. He serves on a variety of professional and non-profit boards including the Board of Overseers for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as a Corporator for Eastern Bank. Scott also serves as Co-Chair of the Equality Fund, an endowment for the LGBT Community established at The Boston Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Estate Planning Council and a Certified Legacy Advisor of The Sunbridge Legacy Institute. He has been a columnist for Practical Estate Planning and lectures and writes frequently on estate and business planning as well as charitable giving strategies and planning for the LGBT community.
He holds his bachelors degree from Fordham University in New York; has studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and earned his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.