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Jeffrey A. Scott

Jeffrey Scott is a partner with the firm and primarily represents banks, lenders, financial institutions, and title insurance companies.  Jeff’s practice focuses on representing clients in loan workouts, real estate remedies and litigation, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, mortgage foreclosures, and bankruptcy and collection matters.  Following law school, Jeff was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Steven D. Wheeler of the Second Judicial District, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

Client Services:

Real Estate Litigation

Title Insurance Litigation

Creditors’ Rights

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Representative cases:

  • In re Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, 835 N.W.2d 487 (Minn. App. 2013) (holding as a matter of first impression that the preponderance of evidence standard applies to Torrens proceedings subsequent to initial registration to amend a certificate of title and holding that the doctrine of contemporaneous transaction and the equitable doctrine of instantaneous seisin may apply to Torrens property in determining that purchasers’ actual notice of a purchase-money mortgage permitted the district court to use equity to reverse the order of documents on the certificate of title to have the mortgage cover the entire property)

Admitted to Practice:

State of Minnesota

U.S District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Activities:

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association


B.A., Augsburg College, 2001

Law School:

Juris Doctorate, Hamline University School of Law, 2004

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