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Scott C. Johnston


“As an attorney with accounting experience, I aim to bring clients a strong combination of tax and legal knowledge that draws on my practical understanding of how their businesses work.”


  • Missouri


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, Order of the Woolsack, magna cum laude, 2018

M.A., Accounting, University of Kansas, 2011

B.S., Accounting, University of Kansas, 2010


Scott Johnston assists businesses with a variety of corporate transactions, including those related to tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and entity formation and dissolution. Scott brings professional experience in accounting and tax matters to his clients, as well as a strong understanding of business operations.

Scott previously worked as a tax accountant at a large public accounting firm, handling tax returns over four tax seasons. His experience at a CPA firm gives Scott not only practical understanding of clients’ tax considerations but also a wider view on the operations of businesses in numerous industries.

During law school, Scott was a summer associate at Greensfelder and completed an externship with a military defense contractor, gaining experience in an in-house counsel department. He also served clients in Saint Louis University’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, providing transactional representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofits and businesses.

Professional Affiliations

  • ACG St. Louis Emerging 20
  • Leadership Belleville, Class of 2022-23

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Academic Excellence Awards in Legal Research & Writing I and II, Partnership Tax and Evidence
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, "People to Know in Southwest Illinois," 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2024


Representative Matters

  • Represented a global systems integration company in the acquisition of a security systems integrator that provides services across the Southeast and Central U.S.

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