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300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago IL 60606
TEL: 312.786.6104
FAX: 312.986.9192
Practice Areas
  • J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law, 2007
  • M.A., Loyola University Chicago, 1999 (political science)
  • B.A., Augustana College, 1994 (government and international affairs)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Scott R. Metcalf


Scott’s practice covers a broad range of matters within the fields of revenue protection and school business operations.  Scott represents organizations in property tax matters in the Circuit Court and at the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.  He also assists and advises clients in real estate transfers, tax exemptions, leases, construction and service contracts, and bidding issues.

Scott joined the firm in March 2008.  Prior to joining the firm he was with the Civic Federation, a nonprofit government research organization specializing in public finance and tax matters.  As Vice President & Research Director, Scott co-authored numerous reports, including an article on the Illinois sales tax that was published in State Tax Notes.  Prior to joining the Civic Federation, Scott attended graduate school and worked as the business assistant at the Midwest Political Science Association.

Scott is a member of the American, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations.

Scott is the co-author of the chapter entitled “Property Tax Litigation” in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education book Real Estate Litigation (2013).  He is also the co-author of “Identifying and Mitigating Sources of School Revenue Erosion” published in the September 2009 issue of School Business Affairs. Scott also presented on bidding and contract issues at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.  In 2010, Scott contributed to “Property Tax Extension Process,” a report published by the Civic Federation which explains how Cook County determines the amount of revenue local governments may collect.

Scott is active in the Lawyers in the Classroom project and served as a “Principal For a Day” at Dvorak Academy.

Scott was raised in South Dakota and enjoys the great outdoors.  He looks forward to an annual trip involving either hiking in the mountains or canoeing in remote rivers.