Scott is a Partner in the Real Estate Department, where his practice is focused on representation of commercial landlords and tenants in office, retail and restaurant leasing, as well as industrial and warehouse leasing.  Scott’s practice is particularly focused on leasing on behalf of technology companies (from start-ups to mature, publicly traded companies), including some of the world’s largest and fastest growing ventures.  He also represents institutional landlords in developing and implementing Class-A office leasing programs throughout the United States.  Before joining Shartsis Friese in 2018, Scott practiced real estate law in New York City for over ten years.  He’s licensed in both California and New York.

Representative transactions include advising:

On the tenant-side:

  • A social media company in connection with its build-to-suit headquarters lease in SOMA–the largest office lease in San Francisco in 2019
  • A technology company in connection with its build-to-suit headquarters lease in SOMA–one of the ten largest office leases in San Francisco in 2019
  • One of the country’s fastest-growing real estate technology companies in connection with its rapid nationwide expansion
  • One of the world’s largest ventures in connection with an extensive North American rollout
  • One of the world’s largest ventures in connection with its United States headquarters lease
  • One of the country’s largest insurance services companies in connection with its nationwide leasing program
  • A leading cell therapy manufacturer in connection with a New Jersey industrial facility lease
  • A Financial Times Global 500 company in connection with its build-to-suit Park Avenue headquarters lease
  • A G8 government in connection with its New York City consulate lease

On the landlord-side:

  • A blue-chip real estate investment fund in connection with its office and retail leasing programs at multiple prominent Class-A office buildings in San Francisco
  • A publicly-traded real estate investment trust in connection with a 30+ year net lease of a 25-story, 390,000 square foot midtown Manhattan office building to New York University for conversion into a hospital–a transaction that was nominated for the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2016 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award
  • A blue-chip international real estate investment fund in connection with its office and retail leasing programs at three prominent Class-A office buildings in Manhattan
  • A major New York City real estate owner/operator in connection with its leasing of over 300,000 square feet of Class-A office space in Manhattan
  • A major New York City real estate owner/operator in connection with its leasing of office space at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious office addresses

Between the Term Sheets:  Don’t Get Too Cozy Until the Deal is Done, Real Estate Weekly (New York), March 16, 2016