Who is Scott Levine?
Scott’s practice is dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs, investors, emerging and established businesses with the unique and often challenging issues they meet throughout the formation and growth process: from entity formation, to the management of founder relationships and economics, to the protection of intellectual property, to the financing of growth and navigating securities law compliance. He assists clients as they continue to grow and develop, whether this involves merger and acquisition activities, international licensing and distribution arrangements or counseling of directors and officers.
Scott is chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. His practice is focused on advising a wide range of clients on securities matters and corporate governance. He represents issuers, investment banks / financial intermediaries and investors in financing transactions, including private placements of equity and debt securities.
Scott combines his experience with a practical understanding of clients’ business needs. He prides himself on his reputation for being not just a legal adviser but an integral and valuable member of each client’s business team. He invests the time needed to learn each client’s business and industry and to understand the client’s needs and objectives. Working with an extensive network of contacts in the venture capital, investment banking and business communities, he provides guidance to clients regarding potential sources of capital, investment and business opportunities, and management assistance and expertise.
Scott emphasizes regular contact with clients, including attendance at Board meetings, regardless of whether there is an open project. Scott stays informed regarding the business and technological developments affecting firm clients to better anticipate and meet their needs. His goal is to provide practical solutions to client’s businesses and legal problems in a manner that allows them to focus their time and attention on the important task of growing their businesses.
Scott is an accomplished speaker, speaking to businesspersons, lawyers and public officials on corporate, securities and employment law concerns and has presented workshops to management on business and employment litigation prevention techniques. Scott also enjoys writing and was a co-author of a book, The Positive Power of “No”, in which he wrote on the need for organizations to set strong limits regarding ethical decision-making.
- St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1996
- University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, 1993
“Scott is a thoughtful attorney, which is saying a lot. A good attorney will be knowledgeable, methodical, and disciplined, but Scott is also thoughtful in another, more profound way. Scott genuinely cares about his clients, their situations, and their businesses. Scott is certainly a very creative, strategic mind, just as others have indicated, but his authentic appreciation for his clients deserves notice.” – Eliot Frick, bigwidesky
“Scott provides high level, creative and inventive legal support. He has performed at a very high level and I recommend Scott to anyone who needs legal, consulting or business planning services.” – Dan Gabriel, GlobalSource IT
“In all the ways that matter, over the last several years, I have had an excellent business relationship with Scott and everyone one of his people at Aegis.” – Ewin Barnett, Vinlogx, LLC
“I have had the pleasure of both working with Scott on a professional level which in turn led to a personal friendship. On both levels, Scott is nothing short of outstanding…..he always puts the customer first, outstanding attention to detail, and follow up, and always in a positive and can do attitude and approach…..and focused on solutions to make things better tomorrow than they are today.” – Randy Baker, Schaeffer Manufacturing
“Scott amazed me from the first time we met! He taught me so much and expanded my experience in the business world while I was Managing Director of my family run company. Scott is an extremely generous and sincere man. (How often can you actually say that about an attorney? 🙂 He turns clients into friends, as he has with me because of his compassion & patience and his willingness to give first. He’s brilliantly creative and always always always gives more value than you would ever predict.” – Aprille Trupiano, Aprille International Enterprises
“Scott and his colleagues at Aegis have helped us with multiple corporate documents, including LLC revisions and independent contractor agreements. We particularly appreciate the counsel they provided during that work, going beyond the nuts and bolts to help us identify and reach our business objectives. I’m glad to recommend them.” – Jerry Bryan, Bryan Consulting Inc.
“Succinctly put, Scott is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. Add to that the fact that he’s a great lawyer (in the best possible sense of the word) and you’ve got an invaluable asset to the innovation ecosystem of our region. He has done a remarkable job in developing a firm that can service virtually every need of early to mid-stage companies from business planning, capital sourcing, deal making, deal closing…and everything in between. Moreover, his commitment to the nonprofit sector through AEGIS’ Stetin Center further differentiates his firm as being one of the best resources for entrepreneurs–commercial or social–in the St. Louis region and beyond.” – Chris Miller, The Mission Center L3C
“Scott is one of the most entrepreneurial attorneys I’ve ever met. He’s a great marketer with a passion for startups and early stage companies. If you’re looking for an attorney who can provide both business and legal guidance, give Scott a call.” – Dale Furtwengler, TeachingConfidence.com
“Scott and the people at Aegis have helped me launch two companies and have overseen and guided us through intellectual property issues including patent applications and licensing contracts for our products. He and his associates have a vast knowledge of all aspects of the law as it pertains to business. They are highly personable and easy to work with in addition to being timely with their work. I would recommend Aegis without hesitation to anyone who is looking for a firm to guide them through any stage of their business.” – Bryan Davis, Teddy Stratford Apparel
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