Scott W. Dolson - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Scott W. Dolson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 502-568-0203

Scott provides a wide variety of corporate, tax and mergers and acquisitions services, including business and tax planning for limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations, structuring the formation of closely held businesses and family limited partnership/LLCs, structuring syndicated private offerings in technology, real estate, oil and gas, restaurant and other business areas, tax planning for taxable and tax-free business transactions, handling disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, and providing general counsel to business organizations and their owners.


Scott represents closely held businesses engaged in a variety of business activities, including real estate, technology, restaurants, physician and other professional practices, asphalt production and paving, oil and gas exploration, home health care, and laboratory testing. He also works regularly with individuals and closely-held businesses in the areas of family wealth transfer planning and business succession planning. He also speaks regularly at seminars on business and tax issues. His experience is wide-ranging. He has:

Structured family wealth transfer arrangements using limited liability companies and trusts to reduce gift and estate taxes, protect family assets and implement succession planning for family businesses and investment assets.

Assisted in the structuring of ownership arrangements using limited liability companies and S corporations for numerous local and regional businesses

Assisted in the negotiation of the buy-out of business owners from various business entities, including limited liability companies and corporation

Structured and negotiated ownership arrangements among entrepreneurs and investors using Delaware and Nevada limited liability companies and corporations

Structured ownership arrangements between real estate entrepreneur and investors in connection with various commercial and industrial real estate projects

Represented out-of-state interests in connection with the acquisition of majority interest in a Kentucky racetrack

Structured ownership arrangements and drafted and negotiated operating and development agreements for several Kentucky based real estate developers in the commercial and industrial sectors

Represented Louisville-based company in connection with structuring restaurant/hotel ventures in several states

Represented Kentucky companies in connection with sales and purchases of rock quarries

Represented company in connection with the acquisition of a credit card processing business

Represented local company in connection with restructuring equity financing arrangement by taking out one private equity owner and bringing in another private equity investor

Represented local private company in connection with the acquisition of a South American leather distributor

Represented local private company in connection with an acquisition of a South American sports and entertainment company

Represented local private company in connection with acquisition of US-based sports marketing firm

Represented local private company in connection with sale of insurance agency to public company.

Represented local public company in connection with multiple acquisition of home health agencies in several states.

Represented local public company in connection with franchisee acquisitions, tax and business planning in connection with a pre-IPO roll-up of stores and IPO related tax planning

Represented taxpayers in important Tax Court case involving basis in S corporation loans

Represented taxpayers before the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet in numerous sales tax cases

Involved in structuring numerous business and real estate transactions to minimize Metro occupational tax burden

Structured and documented and undertook tax planning associated with a tenant-in-common real estate offering of a commercial office building

Advised clients regarding the use of Delaware asset protection trusts for business and tax planning

Harvard UniversityBA 1979University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1982
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Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 3200
Louisville, KY 40202-3363
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tax Law