Scott Y. MacTaggart

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Scott MacTaggart is a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Gaming, Real Estate, Tax, and Trusts and Estates practice groups. Scott's practice emphasizes multijurisdictional business and corporate law, tax litigation and consultation, national and international gaming and hospitality, shareholder and partner dispute resolution, business-related aspects of commercial litigation, business formations, and mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, including substantial experience with Nevada anti-takeover laws. Scott, who is also a Certified Public Accountant and former international partner in a “Big Four” accounting firm, has counseled a significant number of companies on various multijurisdictional transactions, initial public offerings, merger, acquisition, and sale transactions, and tax-efficient structuring and operational strategies. He has represented clients and trade associations before state and federal legislative and regulatory bodies in Nevada, California, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., as well as in Europe.

In a career of more than 40 years in Milwaukee, London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, Scott has represented a variety of clients, including Southwest Gas Corporation, Southern California Edison, Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Resort, Station Casinos, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Boyd Gaming, Horseshoe Gaming, Golden Gaming, Monarch Resorts, Starwood Resorts, Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman Development Corporation, Peter Lik Galleries, Sage Community Group, Patron Spirits, Steve Wynn, Jack Binion, Bill Boyd, Deutsche Bank, Nevada State Bank, Credit Suisse International, Zuffa (UFC), Venetian Resort, Waste Management, Tracinda, Elton John, Judith Krantz, Kirk Douglas, Bruce Springsteen, Heart, Barron Hilton, and John Paul Getty III.

Scott has taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Graduate School of Business and as an adjunct professor of law at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. He has also been a speaker/panelist at over 30 continuing professional education seminars in the United States, London, Geneva, The Hague, Puerto Rico, and Australia.


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