Scott Mcleod

Scott has a national practice having helped clients in hundreds of cases in federal courts across the country and throughout Colorado. Scott also regularly serves as general counsel to start-up and emerging companies in Fintech, Proptech, Mine-tech, SaaS, and consumer products.

Scott has diverse courtroom and arbitration experience in business litigation, including disputes involving patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, aviation, financial and shareholder disputes, mechanic’s liens, insurance & bad faith, employment, real estate, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional mass tort cases, personal injury and wrongful death. Scott has significant experience in all phases of litigation including appeals in front of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Scott also has business leadership experience as CEO of a high growth company in the outdoor consumer goods, retail, wholesale, and eCommerce marketplaces while taking a leave of absence from law in order to help this start-up re-organize & achieve its high growth trajectory through strategic brand positioning, disciplined financial management, and servant leadership.

Scott’s broad professional experience brings unique insights to his clients’ needs and helps him provide pro-active, timely and experienced counsel on general business matters, negotiating mergers and acquisitions (M&A), employment compliance, building high-impact low ego teams, protecting and enforcing IP, and to strategically address the plethora of other issues which executives and founders deal with on a daily basis as they build or refresh and grow successful and ethical companies where people love to work.

After graduating from law school in only 2-years, Scott began his legal career representing businesses and financial institutions across the transactional & litigation spectrums, including real estate acquisition and development.

In addition to building and leading high impact teams, Scott’s leadership experience also includes 7-years as an officer and fighter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1997-2004. As a Naval Aviator of the F/A-18 Hornet, Scott served overseas with the Checkerboards of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 and domestically with the Crusaders of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, and has carrier arrested “tail hook” landings on the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).  Scott attended law school after surviving a supersonic ejection from a crippled F/A-18 fighter jet, and then recovering from his injuries.

Scott also has significant experience as a commercial, corporate, and airline pilot having been designated by the FAA as a Line Check Airman, trusted and qualified to teach and evaluate airline pilots how to safely operate passenger aircraft in challenging mountain environments. Scott has been qualified to serve as the pilot-in-command of approximately two dozen different aircraft and holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license, multi-engine and single engine, with multiple type ratings in jet and turbo-prop aircraft.

Before joining the Marine Corps and raising a family, Scott was a Division I football player at the U.S. Naval Academy and rock & roll guitarist, but today enjoys flying, mountain biking, fishing & remote camping in the BLM lands of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

Practice Experience & Representative Industries:

  • General Counsel to start-up and growth companies
  • Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries: Distributors, Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Producers
  • Auto/Motorcycle Dealers and Manufacturers
  • Defective Products and Class Actions
  • Intellectual Property (“IP”) & Trade Secrets
  • Aviation Accidents & Compliance
  • Securities and Fraud Litigation
  • Complex Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
  • Construction, Engineering & Mechanic’s Liens
  • Real Estate, Title Insurance & Bad Faith
  • Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Employment and Wage & Hour
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration & Mediation

Education:

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctor, (J.D.)
  • Northwestern University, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management
  • United States Naval Academy B.S., Economics

Admitted to Practice:

  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Phone: 720-797-6459

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