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Scott Carpenter

Scott R. Carpenter Partner “I focus my work on the boardroom as well as the courtroom.  I enjoy providing business leaders and property owners with the business-centric risk and reward evaluations they need to add value through effective planning.” Mr. Carpenter joined Cummins & White, LLP in 2015. He is a litigator who represents Southern California-based business owners, entrepreneurs, land owners, real estate investors and fiduciaries in high-stakes business disputes involving partnerships and shareholder disagreements, breach of contracts, sale of businesses, unfair competition and construction defect. He also represents clients involved in disputes arising from real estate ventures and cases where there are allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Carpenter's practice also involves trust and probate matters. In the area of employment litigation, he has represented companies and their executives in matters involving employment terminations and executive compensation. While his pretrial strategies are very effective in obtaining settlements, Mr. Carpenter is also experienced with taking cases to trial and appeal. He has extensive training and experience as a mediator, conciliator and as alternative dispute resolution counsel. Practice Areas Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation Business Litigation Employment Litigation Product Liability Real Estate and Construction Litigation Trust and Probate Litigation Bar Admissions State Bar of California Education BA (International Relations), Stanford University JD, University of California, Los Angeles Representative Clients BCEGZ-USA, Inc. Spiess Construction Comade, Inc. Patton Construction Recognition Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory’s highest AV rating Memberships Orange County Bar Association American Bar Association Other Experience Mr. Carpenter was an extern for the Honorable J. Spencer Letts, United States District Court for the Central District of California.