Scott R. Osgood grew up in Boulder County, and has practiced law in Boulder since 1984. He received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a doctorate in law from the University of Denver. Scott’s practice is primarily focused on real estate, business, estate planning, and probate.
Scott is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Law Section. He is a past co-chair of the Boulder County Real Estate Section.
His broad real estate background includes the negotiation, purchase, sale, construction, leasing, and financing of residential, retail, commercial, and industrial properties, and ranges from landlord-tenant disputes and first-time home buyers to complex high-dollar commercial transactions and 1031 exchanges.
Scott’s business practice includes the formation of small business entities, purchases and sales of businesses, and general small business representation. He regularly represents either buyers or sellers in the complex process of buying or selling businesses. He also frequently acts as a neutral party escrow agent and closer for numerous business purchase and sale transactions each year. Scott is experienced in working with SBA lenders and in closing SBA loans in connection with business purchases. He has assisted in the formation of numerous non-profit corporations, and helped them to achieve tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.
His estate planning practice includes the preparation of wills, trusts, general durable powers of attorney, living wills and health care directives and powers of attorney, but most importantly, the consultation with clients to determine what tools will best serve their individual needs. Probate is the court process for administering estates and fulfilling the planning someone has done during their lifetime. In most cases in Colorado, probate can be handled “informally” without the need for hearings before a judge, and thus can be relatively short and inexpensive if there are no disputes among the heirs.
Scott has always believed in giving back to the community. He spent several years coaching youth teams in soccer, football, basketball, and especially baseball. He is actively involved in Optimist International, a service organization focusing on hands-on projects to benefit youth in the community. In addition to participating in club and district projects, he has held several offices in his local club, including President, and has served as a Lieutenant Governor of the Colorado-Wyoming district of Optimist International. He is currently a member the district committee overseeing the Brain Bowl, a general knowledge competition for middle schoolers. He has been active in his church and served on its permanent endowment committee and the finance committee.
When not in the office or involved in volunteer activities, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, two grown children, his first grandchild, and playing tennis, reading, and travel.