Scott Breen

Scott A. Breen

Director

Laura Riley (Assistant) – 517-324-1029 or lriley@willinghamcote.com

Scott A. Breen is a shareholder and has practiced law for over 20 years. He is the Treasurer of the firm and serves as the chair of the Hospitality & Alcohol Law, Business and Corporate Law and Real Estate Law Groups for the firm. Mr. Breen represents clients in the formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, tax planning, and all types of general business transactions. Mr. Breen is very familiar with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and assists our clients with transferring and obtaining liquor licenses for our retail, wholesale, and individual clients. 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.

Scott A. Breen serves as treasurer and is 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, obtaining liquor licensing, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, tax 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 Licensed Beverage Association, 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
  • Eaton County Bar Association Member

Community Affiliations

  • Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce
  • Lansing Chamber of Commerce

Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States District Court-Western District
  • United States Bankruptcy Court-Western District
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards

Education

  • Michigan State University (B.A. 1997)
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2000)
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (L.L.M. Taxation, 2017)

Blog Posts by Scott

Scott A. Breen in the News

Congratulations to Scott Breen for being selected to the 2021 and 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law. Each year, no more than five percent of private practice attorneys throughout the United States receive this honor. Best Lawyers is nomination based and reflects the consensus opinion of leading lawyers in regard to the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.