Breen, Scott A.

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333 Albert Avenue, Suite 500
East Lansing, MI 48823

About Scott

Scott A. Breen serves as treasurer on the firm's board of directors.  He is also the chair of the Business and Corporate and Real Estate practice groups.  He is also a member of the Hospitality and Alcohol Law practice group.  

Mr. Breen represents clients in the formation of business entities, liquor licensing, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and all types of general business transactions.  He also represents clients in real estate matters such as commercial leasing, real estate sales and acquisitions, quiet title and mortgage reformation litigation, property tax appeals, and foreclosures.  Mr. Breen also assists lending institutions with loan documentation and workouts.

Mr. Breen is a frequent lecturer to legal practitioners and trade associations on a wide array of business, real estate and alcohol beverage law topics.  He has authored a number of articles for Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine, Michigan's Hooks and Bullets Magazine and various other legal publications.  Mr. Breen has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2010-2013.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan Member
  • Ingham County Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association Member
  • American Inns of Court at Michigan State University College of Law (2004 – 2011)

Community Affiliations

  • Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by the IRS
  • Habitat for Humanity (Ingham County)

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 2000

United States District Court – Western District of Michigan

United States Supreme Court


Michigan State University (B.A. , 1997)

Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 2000, Magna Cum Laude)

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School (LL. M., 2017 in Taxation)



Blog Posts by Scott View All blog posts »

The “Half-Mile Rule” Survives: Existing Spirits Retailers Celebrate

posted on April 28, 2017
Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and other stores that sell spirits for consumption off the licensed premises are required to obtain ...

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posted on February 28, 2017
Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

  All businesses desiring to manufacture, import, distribute, or sell alcohol to consumers must obtain proper licenses and permits from the Mi...

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