Scott T. Rodgers
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Scott Rodgers is a commercial trial lawyer at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC. In his practice, he works with local and national companies, business owners, executives, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs to resolve complex business disputes. He represents his clients in jury and bench trials, appeals in state and federal courts, arbitrations, mediations, and litigation avoidance strategies.
Throughout his 30+ year career as a litigation attorney, Scott has been involved in many prominent cases and has represented well-known organizations, entertainers, professional athletes, and other distinguished individuals. Scott’s knowledge and extensive trial experience have earned him a reputation as an aggressive advocate for his clients.
Prior to becoming a private practice attorney, Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Leif M. Clark and interned with the Honorable Sidney B. Brooks at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. He also spent several years working as an asset management analyst for GE Capital, where he was responsible for a $3.1 billion portfolio. Scott is an active member of his community, handling numerous pro bono matters and coaching youth sports.
- U.S. District Court, Colorado
- U.S. District Court of International Trade
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- J.D., University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, 1990
- B.S. in Finance, University of Colorado – Boulder, 1984
Honors & Awards
- AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell
- Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, 2013
- Plaintiff’s counsel in coal-fired plant construction defect case involving numerous governmental agencies and manufacturers of various power plant components. Litigation involved $160 million dollars in claimed damages. Expert depositions of mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical engineers, economists, and damage valuation modeling. Favorable jury verdict.
- Counsel in ongoing complex probate proceedings involving hundreds of millions of dollars of oil and gas assets in one of Colorado’s largest and longest-running probate proceedings. Issues were brought to the Colorado Supreme Court on two occasions. Complex oil and gas expert depositions, shareholder and voting rights valuations, numerous CPA’s, and complex decline curve analysis. Favorable client outcome.
- Counsel to buyer in litigation regarding a $20 million loan acquisition involving Lehman Brothers, and related bankruptcy issues.
- 30 years experience representing lenders (and occasional borrowers) in workouts and related litigation.
- 30 years experience in commercial bankruptcies.
- Counsel for international and national banks involving commercial loan workouts.
- Successfully defended family in multi-faceted constructive trust litigation involving multi-million dollars of oil and gas assets in which plaintiff’s claims were dismissed on a directed verdict.
- Handled high net worth domestic relations matters, including valuation of property interests in the form of agricultural and farming operations, oil and gas, partnerships, closely held companies, NFL contracts, coal interests, trusts, water rights, brewery rights, commercial real estate, residential real estate, architects, certified public accountants, attorneys, pensions, and ethanol.
- Lead counsel for a negligent misrepresentation claim against an international oil and gas conglomerate involving well piping. Complex valuation modeling on damages in relation to oil wells. Attendant environmental issues. Successfully litigated to a million-dollar jury verdict.
- Advised family members on $100 million-plus trust issues involving a national brewing conglomerate.
- Successfully represented client in multi-million dollar, multi-state, low-income housing loan transactions involving Congressional investigation.
- “The Effects of PACA’s Perfection Mechanisms on Colorado Agriculture Law,” Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 8, January 2000
- “Potatoes and Wild Blueberries: Perfection and Enforcement Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act,” 12 Me.B.Jr., January 1997
- “Perfection and Enforcement of Personal Property Tax Liens in Maine,” 9 Me.B.Jr., January 1994
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association