Scott A. Josephson is a partner in the Business and Corporate group at Duggan Bertsch. Scott focuses his practice in counseling clients in connection with all aspects of financing, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, private securities offerings, real estate, employment law, IP licensing and general corporate matters. Scott’s unique skills enable him to apply innovative, practical business solutions in a cost-efficient manner to a wide range of legal issues encountered by middle-market businesses and in many cases the entrepreneurial owners. Scott’s practice includes representing closely-held companies in all phases from start-up through the desired exit strategy, including corporate governance matters, capital structure, tax planning, expansion planning, employee ownership plans and dispute resolution. In addition, Scott’s practice includes representing lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of commercial and real estate financial transactions, including asset-based and cash flow loans, franchise loans, construction loans, syndicated credit facilities, loan participations, premium financing, equipment leasing, litigation financing, Chapter 11 bankruptcy financing, loan workouts, restructurings, and foreclosures. In real estate mattes, Scott has advised clients in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financings of various property types, including condominium properties, shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family apartment buildings, and raw land for development, and other real estate transactions such as property management, leasing, entitlements, construction and brokerage. Scott is the co-author of “Fiduciary Duties of Shareholders of Closely Held Corporation,” which was published in the Illinois Bar Journal, March 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Josephson was a partner at a well-known mid-sized law firm in Chicago. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona (Tucson) in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from the New England School of Law (Boston) in 1998. In addition, Scott has completed numerous tax courses in the Masters of Tax Program (LLM) at the Chicago-Kent Law School and was awarded the Cali Excellence for the Future Award.