March 10, 2023
From Steve Scott, Attorney at Law, Scott Law Firm PC (referred to as “SLF” below):
After 45 years of law practice, including 25 years focused on representing landlords and property managers, it is time for me to slow down. I am pleased to announce that I have arranged for the law firm of Jones Powell & Stevens LLC (referred to as “JPS” below) to take over my landlord services practice in June this year.
While this transition is pending, my staff and I will continue to accept new cases and diligently continue our work representing our landlord and property manager clients.
I am required by Missouri Supreme Court rules to notify existing clients of the following three points:
1. The sale of my landlord services practice to JPS will become effective on June 10, 2023.
2. If you have any pending cases with SLF as of June 10, 2023, you have the right to retain other counsel of your choice or to take possession of SLF’s files relating to those cases.
3. Your consent to JPS taking over responsibility for any cases you have pending with SLF as of June 10, 2023 will be presumed if you do not take any other action or otherwise object within 90 days of receiving this notice.
The legal fees charged for any cases clients have pending as of June 10, 2023 will not increase as a result of those cases being transferred to JPS. JPS has committed to maintaining the same flat fee schedule used by SLF for an extended period of time after that date.
We anticipate the transition will be smooth because both SLF and JPS will be working in advance with SLF’s client portal programmer to transition the portal to JPS. Effective June 10, 2023, if you go to the current portal address, you will be redirected to the new internet location of the portal. No changes will be made in the portal that will affect your interactions with it.
As I said, I am pleased that JPS will be taking over my landlord services practice, and I strongly recommend that my clients work with JPS when the transition takes place. I know the firm’s culture of excellence in legal representation because I worked at the firm during my first eight years of practice. While SLF now has the highest volume of landlord cases in Boone County, JPS comes in a close second. Their attorneys are well versed in landlord-tenant law and achieve excellent results for their clients. They are well prepared to provide the same range of services for landlords and property managers that I now provide.
Effective June 10, 2023 I will no longer provide legal representation in landlord-tenant matters. However, I will continue practicing law in other areas including estate planning, probate, business formation and maintenance, contracts and real estate transactions.