Scott R. Lipson is Chair of Norris McLaughlin’s Real Estate, Municipal and Banking Practice Group. He focuses his practice on civil matters of all kinds, with an emphasis on real estate, municipal, business and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, collections and commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, zoning, health care, employment and personal injury.
Scott represents clients in the acquisition, sale and development of commercial, industrial and residential real estate. He has handled thousands of real estate closings and refinancings from beginning to end. Those transactions include real estate sales from single family homes to multi-million dollar commercial properties. He has handled numerous residential and commercial leases for both landlords and tenants, including leases for office, retail and manufacturing space, ground leases, and sub-leases. He has also handled construction related matters.
In addition, Scott represents buyers and sellers of business assets and regularly advises clients on business formation and succession planning, entity selection, and shareholder and operating agreements.
Scott’s litigation experience includes the representation of banks, financial institutions, and developers in all aspects of collection matters including enforcement of default scenarios and litigation relating thereto.
Scott served as Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Donald E. Wieand of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania before beginning the private practice of law. He has spoken to a number of local educational and professional organizations on a wide variety of legal topics and is a former Chairman of the Upper Macungie Zoning Hearing Board. Scott currently teaches Real Estate Law at Lehigh University as an Adjunct Professor and has served as local editor of the Pennsylvania District & County Reporter for over two decades. He is past editor for the Lehigh Law Journal, has served on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes, and led the Explorers’ Post through the Lehigh County Bar Association.