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 received the 2016 John Traber Memorial Award for Outstanding Philanthropy from the Arc of the Capital Area for his pro bono guardianship work.

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)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 24th – 29th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation (2018 – 2023)
  • Board of Directors, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter
  • Attorney Coordinator, Arc of the Capital Area Guardianship Program (2008 – present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France (2015)
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain (2019)
  • Planning Committee, Texas Bar Advanced Guardianship Course (2022)
  • Planning Committee, Texas Bar Fiduciary Litigation Course (2022)
  • Selected to the 2017 "Up-And-Coming 100" list sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2014 – 2017)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Certified, Attorney Ad Litem for Guardianships
International Bar Association
STEP
Super Lawyers - Jason Scott
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Best Lawyers 2023

Select Publications and Presentations

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

West Group
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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

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

USA Trusts v. Offshore Trusts: The Litigator's Perspective

Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2019

Drafting Settlement Agreements to Resolve Trust & Estate Disputes

State Bar of Texas Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

Borrowed Trouble: Common Conflicts and Mistakes to Avoid in Your Estate Planning Practice

University of Texas School of Law Special Needs Trusts Conference, Austin, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

Drafting Settlement Agreements to Resolve Trust & Estate Disputes

State Bar of Texas Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

O’Connor’s Estates Code Plus, 2017-2018 edition

O’Connor’s Estates Code Plus, 2017-2018 edition
Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2017

Trust Modifications: Balancing Competing Interests

University of Texas School of Law Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Elder Law Conference, Galveston, Texas
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2017

Complete Truth: Fiduciary Relationships and the Duty of Full Disclosure

State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2017

Trust Busting

Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2017

Complete Truth: Fiduciary Relationships and the Duty of Full Disclosure

State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author
2017