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Scott W. Faulkner


Mr. Faulkner’s practice is centered on tax, corporate law, and employee benefits law, including various aspects of the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA).  He advises start-ups and established businesses on capital raises, tax issues, operational matters, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.  He advises individuals about retirement planning, estate planning, and marital planning, among other related issues.

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Faulkner is also a certified public accountant (CPA).


  • “The Tort of Negligent Supervision and Personal Liability,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, April 2006 (with George W. Royer).
  • “§ 1983 Claims and State Remedy Requirements,” For the Defense, August 2005 (with George W. Royer).
  • “Still on the Backburner:  Reforming the Judicial Selection Process in Alabama,” Alabama Law Review (2001).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Corporate Law Section
    • Tax Section
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


  • LL.M., Taxation, 2010, New York University, New York, NY
    • Editor, Tax Law Review
  • J.D., summa cum laude, 2001, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    • Order of the Coif
    • Hugo Black Scholar
    • Dean M. Leigh Harrison Scholar
    • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • M.Acc., Accounting, 2013, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • B.A., 1996, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • Varsity Baseball Team

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2001
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts
    • Northern District of Alabama
    • Middle District of Alabama
    • Southern District of Alabama
  • All Alabama State Courts

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Schools Foundation, 2011–2013
  • Board of Directors, Thrive Alabama (formerly Aids Action Coalition), 2008–2011
  • Board of Directors, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, 2011–2014
  • Rotary Club, Decatur, AL, 2014–

Other Experience

  • Law Clerk for Judge Edward Carnes, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Atlanta, GA (2001-2002).
  • Graduate study at Yale University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in American and English legal history (2002–2003).


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