ten years

Scott A. Cookson

Scott A. Cookson

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Scott Cookson is a transactional attorney who represents commercial developer and homebuilder clients, fitness center franchisees and local government clients in the areas of commercial real estate, local government, land use, tenant and franchisee. Mr. Cookson also represents clients in Florida Escheat Compliance matters. A golf professional prior to attending law school, Scott also specializes in representing clients in resort, private club and golf course development matters. Scott gained extensive experience handling a wide variety of legal matters when he served as in-house counsel of the Fortune 500 company, KB Home, one of the nation’s largest home builders. In addition, Scott’s experience includes extensive transactional work with two national law firms in their Orlando offices. While there, he represented a variety of clients, including home builders, real estate developers, commercial landlords, tenants and local governments. Scott presently serves as City Attorney for the City of Ocoee, Florida.

Admission
Admitted to bar, 1998.

Education
University of Florida College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997); University of Central Florida College of Business Administration (B.A., cum laude, Business Management, 1994).

Member
Legal Advisory Board and Member, Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando.
Member, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.

Awards
Recipient, 2003, Lynford Lardner Award for outstanding community involvement.

Civic
Current volunteer coordinator, Special Olympics of Florida; District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America; Past President
and Board Member, Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida; Past Board Member, Quest, Inc.; Former General
Counsel, The First Tee of Central Florida.

Languages:
Conversational in Spanish.

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