Scott K. Tippett

Scott K. Trippett
PHONE
Work: 336-232-0671
Work 2: 336-232-0650
Fax: 336-232-0651

EMAIL stippett@haganbarrett.com

    PRACTICE AREAS

  • Complex Tax, Business & Civil Litigation
  • Wealth Management Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mediation
“Will Rogers said ‘Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. The only difference is that when Congress meets death does not get any worse.’ When I discuss death and taxes with my clients, I explain that with thoughtful and comprehensive estate planning, including asset protection planning, we can make it easier for those we leave behind. I work closely with them to understand their goals, priorities, family situations and charitable interests. I make financial and estate planning recommendations, review and advise clients on the tax effects of possible scenarios, prepare appropriate documents to implement the plans we develop, and review plans periodically for appropriate changes. I also work collaboratively with their other professional advisers to create the optimal estate plan for each client’s unique circumstance and individual situation.”

 

Scott joined the firm in May 2018 after serving as Principal with the Tippett Law Firm, established in Greensboro in 2012. His practice focuses on wealth management law and corporate, business, and real estate issues for individuals, families, and small to mid-sized closely-held companies including medical, dental, and veterinary practices.  Prior to starting his firm, he served as Special Counsel and Director at Carruthers & Roth, P.A, and as Member/Manager with House & Tippett, PLLC of Winston-Salem, NC.

Scott began practicing law in 1987 in Atlanta where he litigated major construction project disputes, complex white collar crime matters, and significant business and estate issues. In addition to practicing law, he ran a manufacturing company in High Point in the mid -1990s, which provided him with a unique and broad perspective on understanding the various issues faced by business owners and managers.

Scott frequently presents continuing education seminars to attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and other industry professionals regarding estate and asset protection planning, business law, and tax matters. Scott is an NCDRC Certified Mediator- Superior Court.

Scott and his wife Chandra have three teenagers, two sons and a daughter, and most of their leisure time is spent at school and sports events.

    EDUCATION

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, J.D. 1987
    North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation Executive Editor, 1986-1987; Staff Member, 1985-1986
    Jessup Cup International Moot Court Team
    Holderness Moot Court Bench, 1985-1987
  • Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude; May 1984
    BAR ADMISSIONS

  • North Carolina
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States District  Court, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITIONS

  • American Bar Association (1987-present)
  • Section of Litigation (1987-present)
  • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry (1987-2007)
  • Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee (1990-present)
  • Reporter for the State of Georgia (1990-1994)
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee (2003-present)
  • Section Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (2003-present)
  • Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group, (2007-present)
  • Section of Taxation (2003- present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (1987-present)
  • Business Section (1997–present)
  • Fiduciary Law Section (2003-present)
  • General Practice and Trial Law (1987–present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Business, Estate Planning, Litigation, Real Property and Tax Sections) (1997-present)
  • NCDRC Certified Mediator- Superior Court