Scott M. Lar
Scott M. Lar maintains a transactional and taxation practice, which primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, taxation and tax planning, federal and state tax audits, tax litigation, corporate transactions, and estate planning, including probate and trust administration. He is listed with The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estate and recognized by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Rising Star in the area of Tax.
Mr. Lar represents clients across the state of Arkansas in reorganizations as well as equity and asset acquisitions; structuring like-kind exchanges; federal income and transfer tax audits as well as state income and sales and use tax audits. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service appeals division as well as the United States Tax Court in a variety of tax disputes and litigation. Mr. Lar is experienced in federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and tailoring estate plans to meet the needs of our clients. His experience also includes the formation of business entities, as well as counseling those clients on general business and corporate taxation, private lender financing arrangements, and the use of employment agreements, non-competes and confidentiality agreements.
Mr. Lar has a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the University of Florida and served as a Graduate Editor of the Florida Tax Review while obtaining his degree. Prior to receiving his LL.M., Mr. Lar earned his J.D. (with honors) and his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Arkansas School of Law and Sam M. Walton College of Business, respectively. While attending law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Law & Policy.
Mr. Lar is licensed to practice in Arkansas and the United States Tax Court.