Scott N. Kazem
Mr. Kazem brings two decades of international finance experience to his diverse practice that includes contract law and civil litigation, debt collection, criminal and traffic matters, business counseling (including employer-employee relations, mergers acquisitions, divestitures and financings), zoning and land use, and domestic relations. His legal knowledge combined with more than a decade e of financial and accounting experience provide a dual perspective in serving clients.
Prior to forming Kazem & Kazem, PLC with his brother Jonathan, Mr. Kazem was the Managing Member of predecessor firms in Leesburg; previous to establishing his own practice, Mr. Kazem was an Associate in the Tyson's Corner office of a national law firm where he gained legal experience in telecommunications land use, venture capital, corporate and partnership governance and litigation. Representing one of the country's major wireless communications companies, Mr. Kazem has gained considerable experience in land use, permitting, zoning and other government regulations for the telecommunications industry.
While in law school, Mr. Kazem served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Juan Vasquez of the United States Tax court. Prior to enrolling in law school, Mr. Kazem worked in the mergers and actuations and business development arena. He analyzed new business development opportunities including strategic alliances, joint ventures and key vendor/supplier relationships. He also provided legal and financial support to a major public utility during the development of a retail telecommunications offering, leading to forming a joint venture with two investor-owned utilities serving customers in ten states.
Previously, Mr. Kazem was controller and treasurer for a telecommunications subsidiary of Schlumberger, Inc., a Fortune International 500 company, where his efforts helped restore the business to profitability by reorganizing its accounting structure, making strategic acquisitions and tightening control over product and pricing decisions. He also directed development and rollout of major new product lines.
Mr. Kazem has also taught business law and managerial accounting at the CPA School of Washington and the University of Virginia, respectively.
Mr. Kazem received his law degree, magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in 2001; here he was a member of the Law Review. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from George Mason University in 1987.Areas Of Practice
- Contract Law
- Civil Litigation
- Debt Collection
- Criminal and Traffic Matters
- Zoning and Land Use
- Corporate Finance
- Business Counseling
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Divestitures and Financings
- Domestic Relations
- Virginia, 2001
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2002
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2002
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
- George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 2001 J.D.
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Law Review: Member, George Mason University School of Law
- George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1987 B.S.
- Major: Finance
- Instructor, Business Law, CPA School of Washington
- Instructor, Managerial Accounting, University of Virginia
- Hon. Judge Juan Vasquez of the United States Tax Court, Judicial Intern
- Florida Power Corp, M&A Analyst
- Schlumberger, Inc., Division Controller and Treasurer