Scott Farmer advises clients on all aspects of international tax planning and controversy with the Internal Revenue Service. His clients include US firms engaged in non-US business activities as well as non-US firms operating within the United States.
Scott frequently lectures at the Tax Executives Institute and other tax forums. He also writes on international tax topics, including “Tax Year Splitters – It's Accrual Method Annual Accounting,” 133 Tax Notes 1491 (Dec 19, 2011). Scott is named one of the country’s leading practitioners in taxation by Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading practitioners in international tax by Chambers Global, a leader in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border structuring by International Tax Review’s World Tax, and one of the Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Scott was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section’s Committee on Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers.
The George Washington University, 1983, Master of Laws, First in Class
University of North Carolina School of Law, 1982, Juris Doctor
North Carolina State University, 1979, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Tax Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2001–2020, 2022, 2023)
Ranked, Tax: International Tax, USA, Chambers Global (2006–2014, 2017–2022)
Ranked, Tax, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2005–2022)
Recommended, Tax: US taxes: non-contentious, The Legal 500 US (2010–2011, 2013–2015, 2018, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Recognized, International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers (2013)