Jason S. Scott
Jason S. Scott

Jason S. Scott

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Mr. Scott is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. He focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation, including trust, estate, partnership and guardianship disputes, representing parties on both sides of the docket. Mr. Scott also advises settlors, trustees, protectors, and asset holders in high value disputes related to international trusts and asset protection structures. Additionally, Mr. Scott co-counsels with family law attorneys in divorce cases where trust or estate disputes have arisen. He also mediates disputes involving trust, estate, and guardianship issues. Mr. Scott is a frequent speaker on fiduciary litigation topics both at home and abroad. He has been recognized by SuperLawyers as well as The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of trusts and estates litigation and was the recipient of the 2016 John Traber Memorial Award for Outstanding Philanthropy from the Arc of the Capital Area.

Education

  • University of Edinburgh School of Law, Scotland (LL.M., 2005)
  • University of Texas at Austin (J.D., 2004)
  • Southwestern University (B.A., History and Psychology, 1999)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2019-2022)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter
  • Selected for inclusion in the 24th – 27th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation (2018 – 2022)
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2014 – 2017)
  • Selected to the 2017 ""Up-And-Coming 100"" list sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France (2015)
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain (2019)
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Attorney Coordinator, Arc of the Capital Area Guardianship Program (2008 – present)
  • Certified, Attorney Ad Litem for Guardianships
Best Lawyers 2022
International Bar Association
STEP
Super Lawyers - Jason Scott
The College of the State Bar of Texas

Select Publications and Presentations

Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics (four volumes; updated quarterly)

West Group
Publication
Contributing Author/Co-Editor
1995

A Brief History of Asset Protection Trusts

ALI CLE Estate Planning Course Materials Journal, January 2022
Publication
Author
2022

Truth, Transparence, and The Right of Privacy

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal, Volume 46, Number 3, Summer 2021
Publication
Author
2021

The Financial Action Task Force and the Legal Profession

New York Law School Law Review, 2014/15, Volume 59, Number 3
Publication
Author
2015

Asset Protection Trusts Under Attack – Views from the Bench and Bar

49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2015

Asset Protection Trust Planning Using Traditional Estate Planning Techniques

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, 32nd Annual Estate Planning Institute, Las Cruses, New Mexico
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2015

The Financial Action Task Force and The Good Practices Guidance

New Mexico State Bar 2012 Bridge the Gap, Albuquerque, New Mexico; The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Southeast Regional Meeting, Savannah, Georgia; The National College of Probate Judges, Jekyll Island, Georgia; Connecticut Bar Association Probate Section Meeting, New Haven Connecticut; The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel New England Regional Meeting, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Presentation/Publication
Author/Presenter
2011

The Financial Action Task Force and Its Impact on The Practice of Law

33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas (2009); 44th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida
Presentation/Publication
Author/Presenter
2009

Asset Protection: Trust Planning

American Law Institute – American Bar Association Course of Study, Planning Techniques for Large Estates, New York, New York (April, 2009)
Presentation
Co-Author/Presenter
2009

Converting an Asset Protection Trust into a Tax-Efficient Wealth Reserve

U.S. Taxation of International Operations
Publication
Co-Author
2003

The Influence of Spanish and Mexican Laws on the Property and Probate Laws of Texas

The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Santiago, Chile
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2003

Publications and Presentations

All Publications and Presentations

Chapter 25: Creditors’ Remedies

Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, published by Thomson Reuters (2022)
Publication
Contributing Author
2022

O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2013-2022 editions

O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2013-2022 editions
Publication
Co-Author
2022

Trust and Estate Issues Arising During Divorce

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Zoom
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2021

Recent Trends in Trust and Estate Litigation: Insights for Estate Planners

Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council, Zoom
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2021

Recent Trends in Trust and Estate Litigation: Insights for Estate Planners

Austin Bar Association Estate Planning & Probate Law Section All-Day CLE
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2021

Voiding Transactions: A Guide for Guardians

State Bar of Texas Advanced Guardianship Law Conference, Dallas, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2021

Trusts, Entities, and Third Parties in Divorce Suits

State Bar of Texas, New Frontiers in Marital Property Course, Austin, Texas
Co-Author/Presenter
2021

Navigating Cross-Border Issues in Fiduciary Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2020

Transfer Restrictions in Business Entities

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2020

Capacity Issues in Trust & Estates Litigation

Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2020

Disclosure Issues Arising Outside of Fiduciary Relationships

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2019