Scott Van Vooren Attorney At Law

R. Scott Van Vooren

Partner
220 N. Main St., Suite 600, Davenport, IA 52801 563-333-6621 vCard vCard

Education and Experience

Creighton University (B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1979); Beta Alpha Psi
Peat Marwick Mitchell (1979-1981)
University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1983)
Lane & Waterman LLP (1983-present)

Admissions

Iowa - 1983
Illinois - 1990
U.S. Tax Court - 1984
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa - 1985
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois - 1996

Professional Associations

Member, Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants (1980-Present)
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1981-Present)
Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (1983-Present)
Member, American Bar Association (1983-Present)

  • Business Law Section (Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Taxation Section

Member, Iowa State Bar Association (1983-Present)

  • Business Law Section Council (2007-2013, 2014-Present)
    • Chair (2015-Present)
  • Taxation Section
  • Committee on Taxation (1988-1990)
  • Council of Taxation Section (1990-1991 and 1994-1997)

Member, Scott County Bar Association (1983-Present)

  • Audit Committee Chair (2003-Present)

Member, Illinois State Bar Association (1990-Present)
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association (1990-Present)
Member, National Diocesan Attorneys Association (2001-Present)


Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Transactions)
• Listed on Super Lawyers list (Business and Corporate Law)
• Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions)
• Recipient of the Alcoa Leadership Award (April 2010)

Awards




Community

Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra (2006-Present)

  • Executive Committee (2007-Present)
  • President (2013-2015)
  • Executive Vice President (2011-2013)
  • Treasurer (2007-2011)
  • Finance Committee (2006-Present)
  • Development Committee (2007-2010)
  • Governance Committee (2011-Present)
  • Compensation Committee (2011-Present)

Trustee, Quad City Symphony Trust (2007-2011)(2013-2015)
Counsel, Quad City Symphony Trust (2005-Present)
Trustee, Quad City Cultural Trust (2016-Present)
Director, Marriage and Family Counseling Service (2011-2014)

  • Finance Committee (2011-2014)
  • Endowment Trust (2011-2014)

Director, Scott Community College Foundation (1988-2012)

  • President (2008-2010)
  • Vice President (2006-2008)
  • Executive Committee (2003-2012)
  • Secretary (1995-2005)

Member, Clarissa C. Cook Home Investment Advisory Committee (2001-2007)
Director, Assumption High School (1998-2007)
Director, Davenport Lend-A-Hand Housing Corporation (1987-1992 and 1997-2006)
Director, Davenport Lend-A-Hand Incorporated (1987-1992 and 1997-2006)
Director, Center for Active Seniors (1987-1993)


Scott Van Vooren joined Lane & Waterman in 1983 and focuses primarily on transactional and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate, non-profit, and limited liability company formation and governance, commercial real estate transactions, and general corporate and contractual matters. Prior to law school, Scott worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell.

Scott has an AV Preeiminent® 5.0/5.0 Martindale-Hubbell Rating and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of mergers & acquisitions law, corporate law and business organization law. Scott is also listed in Chambers and Partners in the areas of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Super Lawyers for Business and Corporate Law. From 2007-2013 and since 2014, he serves as a member of the Business Law Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association, which reviews proposed legislation affecting various facets of corporate and limited liability company law and provides Continuing Legal Education programs in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law. In 2015, Scott began serving as the Chair of the Business Law Section Council.

Scott is active in the Quad Cities community, currently serving as Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors Member, Governance Committee, Finance Committee, and Compensation Committee of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association, as well as Counsel for the Quad City Symphony Trust.

Scott received his B.S.B.A., cum laude, from Creighton University, his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction, and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi. He resides in Davenport.