Tina J. Scott
Tina Scott focuses her practice on construction, real estate, and general business transactions for organizations operating in Washington. For construction clients, Tina assists with contract drafting and negotiation for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors, and particularly enjoys advising on Washington’s public construction contracting laws as well as the regulations for the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. For real estate and corporate clients, Tina reviews, drafts, and negotiates a wide variety of contracts in support of day-to-day operations, as well as for significant transactions including mergers and acquisitions and partnerships. She began her career with the firm as a summer associate in the business department. During law school, she served as a legal extern for a real estate brokerage where she worked on regulatory matters and drafted demand letters.
Prior to law school, Tina worked in the private and nonprofit sectors. She founded a commercial subcontracting company with her husband, where she developed internal processes for the company’s operations including accounting, human resources, corporate governance, and marketing. Today the company has more than 100 employees and is one the largest commercial paint and wallcovering subcontractors in the state. She also served in leadership and development roles for education and social service organizations.
Construction Contract Drafting Plus
Customized AIA agreements and terms and condition documents for commercial contractors and subcontractors.
Researched Washington and Alaska general and public contracting laws and drafted statutory-compliant contracts.
Routinely negotiate and advise clients regarding unfavorable contract terms and conditions.
General Business Transaction Plus
Successfully directed an asset acquisition legal team in closing a purchase of a business. This matter involved finance, franchise, and real estate law.
Negotiated purchase and sale and nondisclosure agreements to maximize client’s goals.
Drafted intellectual property agreements including copyright, sponsorship, license, and work-for-hire agreements.
Routinely research statutory and regulatory matters and partner with clients' executives to strategize business solutions.
Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Plus
Researched and applied OMWBE laws and regulations to client’s risks.
Successfully completed a Federal Disadvantaged Business application.
Prepared corporate documents including formation documents, shareholder agreement and commercial leases for application.
Advised on experience narrative and counseled through regulatory interview.
- King County Bar Association, member
- Washington State Bar Association
- Construction Law Section, member
- American Subcontractor Association of Washington, member
- King County Bar Foundation Scholar, 2015 and 2016
- Labor, Law, and Employment Association, Director of Events, 2015
Outside the Office
In her spare time, Tina enjoys dining with family and friends, hiking or biking, and attending any sort of musical event.