Donald G. Scott

General Counsel to the Firm
(816) 753-5400
(816) 753-9996

Don Scott practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and financial reorganization with experience in civil litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels.  He is experienced in complex business and commercial disputes; franchising; intellectual property, including patent, trademark, and trade secrets; business torts and fraud; employment covenants; debtors' and creditors' rights in bankruptcy; replevins; post-employment covenants; products liability; construction law; and insurance coverage.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Scott has represented creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings; debtors and debtors-in-possession in continued management and operation of businesses and properties; actions to recover estate assets; and litigation of objections to claims, automatic stays, nondischargeability, and preferences.  He coordinates with United States Trustees in compliance with reporting requirements and debtor-in-possession accounts.  He prepares and presents motions, applications, complaints, answers, orders, and reports necessary to the administration of debtors' estates; negotiation of debtors' use of cash collateral, debtor-in-possession financing, sales of assets, and assumption and rejection of executory contracts and lease agreements; and preparation and seeking of approval for disclosure statements and plans of reorganization.

Mr. Scott's general civil trial experience includes litigation in both state and federal courts.  His appellate experience includes briefing and arguments before state and federal courts.  He has extensive experience coordinating with national and in-house counsel, co-counsel, and local counsel and he has managed individual and multi-party claims through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Distinction selection information

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Missouri Super Lawyers, 2005, Business Litigation
Co-Chair of Joint Committee on Gender and Justice, Missouri Supreme Court and Bar, 2001-2005
Frequent speaker and author for seminars on federal rules and franchising
Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Warren D. Welliver, Missouri Supreme Court, 1979-1980