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Scott M. Hancock

Scott Hancock’s practice is concentrated in estate planning, charitable planning and business succession planning. Scott assists clients with the drafting of wills, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills, and various types of trusts including revocable trusts, defective grantor trusts, qualified personal resident trusts and charitable trusts. Scott provides advice regarding income, gift and estate tax issues. Scott helps clients establish and operate non-profit entities including private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations, and for-profit entities including family limited partnerships and limited liability companies.


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2012)
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2008)
    • Administrative Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
  • Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business (B.S., Accountancy, summa cum laude, 2005)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Michigan

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • East Valley Estate Planning Council

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • Choice of Entity in a Dynamic Tax Environment, Co-Author, Michigan Bar Journal (December 2009)
  • The Governing Board for Iowa Charitable Nonprofit Organizations, Co-Editor, 2nd ed. (2007)

Community Involvement

  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Volunteer
  • LDS Missionary, Santiago, Chile
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout and Volunteer

Other Professional Experience

  • Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Associate (2008-2011), Summer Associate (2007)
  • The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, Research Assistant (2006-2007)

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