Ian E. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in New York, NY

Scott Legal, P.C.
 | 2 Park Avenue, Floor 20
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-223-2964
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

The founder of Scott Legal, P.C., Ian E. Scott focuses his practice on immigration and business law. The immigratoin focus is primamrily on investor visas including E-2, L-1 and EB-5 visas.  The businses focus is on helping entrepreneurs and start-ups acheive their busienss goals.  Mr. Scott has extensive experience in a wide range of complex legal issues, including business immigration, new business entity setup, contract review and negotiation, entrepreneurial and investor support and matters involving both new and established businesses. Mr. Scott accepts clients in New York and New Jersey, as well as throughout the country and world for immigration matters.

Mr. Scott obtained a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Toronto, where he was an Ontario Graduate Scholar. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and he earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law School, he served as primary editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Scott gained experience at a top Wall Street law firm, Cleary Gottlieb, before founding Scott Legal, P.C.  He is the Managing Attorney and manages a team of 7 lawyers and staff. His prior work as an Investment Banker and as a C.P.A. have given him more than 10 years of experience in finance and banking transactional matters.

Having a strong desire to assist others in the community, Mr. Scott has written articles for numerous publications, including the William & Mary Business Law Review, Bloomberg Law, Forbes, the Lawyerist, the New York State Bar Association, Barron’s and Above the Law. He also  wrote the book, Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job (Barrons Publishing).  Mr. Scott will speak on an AILA E-2 panel at their national conference in June. 

Mr. Scott has been an active member of numerous bars and associations, including the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada. Mr. Scott speaks English and Spanish.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (80%): Naturalization & Citizenship

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Immigration: Naturalization & Citizenship

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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About Ian Scott

Admitted: 2011, New York

Professional Webpage: http://legalservicesincorporated.com/about-us-2/our-founder-...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar, 2011
  • New Jersey State Bar, 2010
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA), Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member of Brooklyn Community Services

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Law School Lowdown, Barron’s Publishing
  • Author, Fair Value Accounting: Friend or Foe?, William & Mary Business Law Review, 2010


  • Instructional Vidoes on applying for an E-2 Visa, E-2 Visa Videos, AILA, 2017

Educational Background:

  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 2008
  • University of Toronto, Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Honors: Ontario Graduate Scholar
  • University of Toronto, B.B.A.

Industry Groups

  • AILA
Office Location for Ian E. Scott

2 Park Avenue
Floor 20
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-223-2964


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Last Updated: 2/1/2018

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