Scott J. Bent

Associate

Columbus
T 614.462.5104  |  F 614.462.2616

Scott Bent counsels clients on estate planning matters, private wealth management, and business and real estate transactions. He also represents and counsels clients in connection with trusts and estates administration and litigation. Prior to entering the practice of law, Scott taught as a Teach for America corps member and worked as a professional writer and editor. Scott brings a creative and practical approach to legal counseling and advocacy.

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  • Developed estate plans, advised clients regarding wealth transfer issues, and drafted estate planning documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills.
  • Analyzed leases and title searches for use restrictions in connection with a Fortune 500 retailer's expansion of its line of merchandise. 
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Experience

  • Developed estate plans, advised clients regarding wealth transfer issues, and drafted estate planning documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills.
  • Analyzed leases and title searches for use restrictions in connection with a Fortune 500 retailer's expansion of its line of merchandise. 
  • Contributed to successful defense of federal employment discrimination trial by drafting evidentiary motions, jury instructions, and other litigation documents.
  • Drafted successful dispositive motions in defense of major U.S. automobile manufacturer.
  • Advised business clients on regulatory-compliance matters at the federal, state, and local levels in industries including healthcare and automotive. Advised a national dental practice management company regarding compliance with state dental and business regulations.

Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community

  • Teach for America Alumni Ambassador

Pro Bono

  • YWCA of Columbus

Prior Positions

  • Teach for America: Corps member
  • Mazer Corporation: Writer and editor

Admissions

  • Ohio, 2012

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2012, magna cum laude; Chief Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2004, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa