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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Leawood Main: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Direct: (913) 209-5134
Email: sbeeler@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions

  • Kansas Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1976

EXPERIENCE

Scott specializes in complex business litigation and dispute resolution with a practice touching all aspects of commercial, real estate, land use, development, construction, and business matters including multi-party cases and business transactions. Scott also has substantial experience in advancing clients’ interests before regulatory and governmental bodies with a focus ranging from zoning, permitting, gaming, and property tax, to other regulatory matters.

EXPERIENCE

Scott specializes in complex business litigation and dispute resolution with a practice touching all aspects of commercial, real estate, land use, development, construction, and business matters including multi-party cases and business  transactions.  Scott also has substantial experience in advancing clients’ interests before regulatory and government bodies with a focus ranging from zoning, permitting, gaming, and property tax, to other regulator matters.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Litigation
  • Administrative & Regulatory Proceedings
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Development
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • Business Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Recovery & Counseling

HONORS And Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Kansas Litigation, 2007-2013, 2018, 2019, 2022; Noted Practitioner
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011 – 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Kansas City, Mo. Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year,” 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Kansas City, Kan. Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013, 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation’s, “Litigation Stars,” 2013, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Missouri/Kansas, 2005-2008, 2013-2014 and 2018
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, “Super Lawyer,” 2008

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Served as counsel for ScriptPro LLC, a world leader in pharmaceutical robotics and pharmacy systems.
  • Served as counsel for New Directions Behavioral Health, a national behavioral health company.
  • Served as lead counsel in successful defense of billion dollar damage and corporate takeover dispute involving claims of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Extensive experience as counsel for numerous real estate developers and companies including Arch Design Builders, Julian Morrissey Horn Development, Zarda Brothers, and Fishman and Company. Projects included focus on real estate development, planning, zoning, land use and related environmental issues, lending, complex contract disputes, and commercial litigation.
  • Served as counsel for developers of Ironhorse Golf Course in Leawood, Kansas; Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas; Lakeside Hills Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas; Leawood South Country Club in Leawood, Kansas; Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe, Kansas; Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Lenexa, Kansas; and Falcon Lakes Golf Course in Basehor, Kansas.
  • Extensive case experience concerning construction engineering and construction law issues (including geotechnical, mechanical and structural engineering); clients include Kaw Valley Engineering, Weigel Construction, Building Erection Services, Midwest Crane and Arch Design.
  • Engaged as lead counsel in numerous construction default and defect cases, including representation of multiple homeowners in the nationally-reported Turnberry home collapse cases, and representation of numerous other property owners in landslide and subsidence cases.
  • Extensive condemnation experience including prosecution of claims and appeals resulting from projects in Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Merriam, Johnson County and Wyandotte County, Kansas. Served as counsel representing Knickerbocker Properties (Corporate Woods) and Brookridge Country Club regarding condemnation takings related to the improvements planned for I-435 and the Antioch/I-435 Interchange.
  • Served as counsel to Miami Tribe of Oklahoma with regard to gaming-related issues; served as counsel to federally recognized Shawnee Indian Tribe; engaged as trial counsel in federal court matters related to re-establishment of Tribal reservation ground in Johnson County, Kansas; prosecuted Treaty-based claims against the United States; served as litigation counsel in support of transfer of Sunflower Ammunition Facility to trust for benefit of Shawnee Tribe.
  • Served as Racing and Gaming counsel to Ruffin Properties. Engaged as special advisor with regard to gaming and gaming-related issues and other legal matters for publicly traded company. Co-authored Kansas Parimutuel Racing Act and state owned and operated Gaming Legislation in Kansas; and Sports Wagering and Historical Horse Racing Legislation.
  • Served as Property Tax Litigation counsel to Home Depot and Target before Kansas Board of Tax Appeals and Kansas Appellate Courts.
  • Regulatory practice before numerous governmental bodies in Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas; including the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and the cities of Lawrence, Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Shawnee, Merriam, Kansas City, Olathe, and Basehor, among others.
  • Managed zoning and permit applications and litigation across Kansas and Missouri for establishment of complete wireless communication network and attendant issues under the Telecommunications Act.
  • Testified in numerous hearings before the Kansas State House of Representatives and Senate.