Scott has firsthand experience in agribusiness. Growing up on Halbur Farms near Carroll, Iowa, he helped manage the production of 55,000 hogs annually in a fully integrated system until sale of the system to focus on grain production. Scott remains involved in the family business which includes grain production in four Iowa counties.
Scott has advised on agribusiness disputes involving contract breaches and enforcement, product contamination, product defects, personal injury, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Scott helps agribusinesses protect their assets from environmental claims, defending nuisance, negligence and conspiracy claims related to alleged environmental issues. He also advises on administrative appeals. Scott has counseled integrated livestock and poultry producers on application and exemptions of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to livestock production activities and Animal Feeding Operations.
Prior to law school, Scott practiced in the tax and auditing departments of a private accounting firm.