Scott Weese advises the firm’s clients on a broad range of tax matters, ranging from federal and state income tax planning to administrative and litigated tax controversies. Originally from Philadelphia, Scott received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded both College and Departmental Honors. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in New York City.
At Cardozo, Scott served as Articles Editor on the Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal. He also worked with the low-income taxpayer clinic, providing pro bono services to taxpayers facing IRS collection and tax controversy matters. After law school, Scott attended New York University, receiving an LL.M. in Taxation.
After receiving his LL.M., Scott worked at the U.S. Tax Court for Special Trial Judge Lewis Carluzzo. Thereafter, and prior to joining Wood LLP, Scott worked at a tax consulting and advisory firm based in Houston, and its affiliated tax law firm. He provided specialty tax credit and tax controversy services to companies and their tax advisers. Much of the work related to refund claims for federal and state tax incentives.
Scott has successfully handled complex tax audits and disputes for high net worth individuals, closely-held businesses and large publicly traded companies. He has advised taxpayers on issues including loss limitations, substantiation of claims, tax exempt organizations, and the interaction between IRS audit results and state taxing authorities. Scott’s controversy experience includes work in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott has also worked on IRS and state tax whistleblower filings as well as related False Claims and Qui Tam actions.
| Member, State Bar of California, 2015|
Member, State Bar of New York, 2010
Member, State Bar of Illinois, 2010
Member, State Bar of New Jersey, 2009
Admitted, Southern District of Texas
Admitted, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted, Northern District of Texas
Admitted, United States Tax Court
New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation, 2010
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, J.D., 2009
Article Editor, Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, 2008-2009
Dean’s Scholarship; Property Law Teaching Assistant
University of Chicago, B.A., with Honors, 2006
Dean’s List 2003-2006; Departmental Honors for Excellence in Senior Thesis
Transgender Discrimination, Video Games And The Gig Economy, with Robert W. Wood, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 21, 2016), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 21, 2016), p. 8.
Taxes, The Fifth Amendment, And Foreign Accounts, with Robert W. Wood, Vol. 150, No. 1, Tax Notes (January 4, 2016), p. 123.
Beware ‘Taking The Fifth’ On Your Returns This Year, with Robert W. Wood, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 17, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 17, 2015), p. 7.
Alternative Uses for IP in Private Company Sales, Vol. 23, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2015), p. 5.
Tax Considerations for Foreign Subsidiary Sales, Vol. 23, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2014), p. 3.
Much Ado About UCC II: Analyzing the Recent Dow Case, with John Dies and Jeremy Fingeret, Vol. 137, No. 9, Tax Notes (December 10, 2012), p. 1225.
Eminent Need: Proposing a Market Participant Exception for Municipal Parker Immunity, Vol. 9, No. 523, Cardozo Pub. L. Policy & Ethics J. (2011).
International Coffee Regulation: A Comparison of the International Coffee Organization and the Fair Trade Coffee Regimes, Vol. 7, No. 275, Cardozo Pub. L. Policy & Ethics J. (2008).