Scott M. Estill
Scott M. Estill is a licensed Colorado attorney and is admitted to the United States Tax Court. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A. Political Science) and a 1988 graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago (J.D. with High Honors). He was a member of the Law Review during law school.
Following law school, Scott obtained judicial clerkships with the Honorable Robert McLaren and the Honorable Laurence D. Inglis of the Illinois Appellate Court. Following this two- year appointment, he began his employment with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Chicago, working as a Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He left the Internal Revenue Service late in 1994 as a Senior Trial Attorney and opened his law practice in Denver, where he currently specializes in representing small businesses, real estate investors, stock market traders and individuals on many tax planning, preparation and controversy matters, along with business entity planning.
Scott also serves as an administrative law judge in Jefferson County, Colorado, where since 1998 he has heard cases concerning liquor licensing regulations and alcohol violations.
Scott is the author of the following books:
- Tax This! An Insider’s Guide to Standing up to the IRS (Self Counsel Press; 9th Edition 2012). Available at amazon.com and other retail locations.
- The Tax Reduction Workshop (Tax Strategies and Solutions, Ltd.; 2nd Edition 2017).
- The Real Estate Investor’s Tax Edge (co-authored with Attorney Stephanie Long) (John Wiley and Sons- JK Lasser Tax Series, 1st Edition 2009). Available at amazon.com and other retail locations
Scott has also been the featured guest on numerous television programs (CNN, FOX- Neil Cavuto, NBC in Las Vegas, Fox Nationwide, ABC, CBS- Denver, Fox in Chicago and many others) and radio programs, including: WMAQ and WSSD (Chicago), KOA, KBCO, KTCL and KPOF (Denver), WOBM (New York), WDTR (Detroit), Voice of America, WTPN (Portland), Talk America Radio (National syndicated show), Metro News Network (National syndicated show) and many other smaller market stations.
Scott has also been a featured speaker at many business and real estate-related events, including seminars/business conventions in Albany, Austin, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, Rochester, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis, Syracuse, Tacoma, Washington DC, Wailea (Maui), and many smaller markets
Scott is of counsel to The McGuire Law Firm. Scott’s personal interests include golf, skiing, hiking, music, travel and photography. He and his family live at 8500 feet elevation in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado.
A complete biography is available, along with other information, at www.scottestill.com.