Scott N. Kazem

Scott N. Kazem

Attorney
Location:
Leesburg, Virginia
Phone:
571-252-7720
Fax:
571-918-0418
Email:

Mr. Kazem brings two decades of international finance experience to his diverse law practice that includes criminal and traffic defense, plaintiff's personal injury, contract law and civil litigation, landlord and tenant, employment law, and domestic relations. His legal knowledge combined with over a decade of financial experience provides a dual perspective in serving clients.

Prior to forming The Law Office of Scott N. Kazem, Mr. Kazem and his brother Jonathan practiced together in Leesburg from 2001 to 2014; previous to establishing his own practice, Mr. Kazem was an Associate in the Tyson's Corner office of a national law firm where he gained legal experience in telecommunications land use, venture capital, corporate and partnership governance and litigation. Representing one of the country's major wireless communications companies, Mr. Kazem has gained considerable experience in land use, permitting, zoning and other government regulations for the telecommunications industry.

While in law school, Mr. Kazem served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Juan Vasquez of the United States Tax court. Prior to enrolling in law school, Mr. Kazem, a Certified Public Accountant, worked in the mergers and acquisitions and business development arena. He analyzed new business development opportunities including strategic alliances, joint ventures and key vendor/supplier relationships. He also provided legal and financial support to a major public utility during the development of a retail telecommunications offering, leading to forming a joint venture with two investor-owned utilities serving customers in ten states.

Previously, Mr. Kazem was controller and treasurer for a telecommunications subsidiary of Schlumberger, Inc., a Fortune International 500 company, where his efforts helped restore the business unit to profitability by reorganizing its accounting structure, making strategic acquisitions and tightening control over product and pricing decisions. He also directed development and rollout of major new product lines.

Mr. Kazem has also taught business law and managerial accounting at the CPA School of Washington and the University of Virginia, respectively.

Mr. Kazem received his law degree, magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in 2001; here he was a member of the Law Review. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from George Mason University in 1987.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Contract Law and Civil Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant/Debt Collection
  • Employee Relations
  • Domestic Relations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant (VA & MD)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2002

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2001
    • Law Review: George Mason University School of Law, Member
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Finance

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Business Law, CPA School of Washington
  • Instructor, Managerial Accounting, University of Virginia

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Judge Juan Vasquez of the United States Tax Court, Judicial Intern
  • Schlumberger, Inc., Division Controller and Treasurer
  • Florida Power Corp., M&A Analyst
  • Buchanan Ingersoll PC, Associate Attorney
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Summer Associate
  • NRUCFC/RTFC, Financial Analyst
  • MCI Communications, Project Management Consultant
  • Northern Telecom, Financial Analyst/Cost Accountant