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Scott E. Isaacson

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Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Isaacson is a member of the firm's International section. He advises domestic and foreign businesses and not-for-profit organizations regarding all aspects of international trade and business, with specific emphasis in Latin America. Mr. Isaacson previously served as International Legal Counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, supervising all of the church's legal work in South America. As part of this position, he managed international real estate acquisitions and construction, complex litigation and international arbitration, international tax compliance for not-for-profit organizations, government relations, and legal implementation of new programs.

On a regular basis, Mr. Isaacson makes presentations at international seminars held in countries such as Chile, Argentina, and Mexico about legal matters related to non-profit and religious organizations.

Mr. Isaacson is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite in international law.

Experience

  • From 1998 through 2004, served as International Legal Counsel, Office of General Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, supervising all Church legal work in South America; managed international real estate acquisitions and construction, managed complex litigation and international arbitration, international tax compliance for not-for-profit organizations, managed government relations, legal implementation of new programs.
  • 1989 to 1998, King & Isaacson, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 1985-1989, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1981-1985, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Denver, Colorado

Publications

Presentations

Education

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1981

  • 800 (perfect) score on Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar
  • J. Reuben Clark Scholar designation (equivalent to Order of the Coif)
  • Law Review and Law Review Note and Comment Editor
  • Research Assistant for Dean Rex E. Lee; assisted in research and writing Dean Lee's book, A LAWYER LOOKS AT THE CONSTITUTION (BYU Press, 1981) as well as assisting on several constitutional cases

Brigham Young University, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1985
  • Colorado, 1981 (inactive)

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: International (2013 - 2015, 2011)

Affiliations

Latin America Area Director for the Center for International Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University

Member of the Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty (Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa)

Member, Board of Adjustment of Centerville, Utah, 2004

Member. Board of Governors of the Lincoln American International School of Buenos Aires, 1999-2003

Member, Utah State Procurement Appeals Board, 1997

Member then Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission of Centerville, Utah, 1996-1998

Trustee and Legal Advisor to International Children's Choir School

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