Scott Rost

Member

Scott Rost is a Member of BMD's litigation practice group. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation lawyer who has represented clients for over 30 years in commercial and real estate litigation, residential and commercial real estate property and corporate transactions, and other business and personal legal concerns throughout the State of Florida. He is admitted to the state and federal courts and practices before administrative and arbitral bodies as well.

Scott always strives to put his clients' practical, business concerns and realistic goals first. He tailors his advice and representation to the unique needs of each client, believing that the practice of law is a personal service profession, a true calling and an art form, not an industry. Scott is also conversant in German.

Contact Information

255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 700, Orlando, Florida 32801
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Education

Florida State University, B.A. Economics, cum laude, 1985: 3.7 GPA
Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1988: Class Rank 25/170

Overview

Scott has focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use, environmental and municipal representation practice areas within the Central Florida office of a national law firm. He also works in commercial litigation with an emphasis on business and financial disputes, construction litigation, collections, creditors’ and debtors’ rights.

He was self-employed in a partnership with numerous other lawyers in Central Florida and formed Scott R. Rost, P. A. in 1993, a partner with other professional service companies in private practice from offices in Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL, broadly practicing in commercial litigation, real estate and corporate practice, family law and governmental representation. His practice focused upon commercial and real estate litigation with a lesser emphasis on real estate and corporate transactions.

Representative Engagements

  • James v. County of Volusia, 683 So. 2d 555 (Fla. 5th DCA 1996) [legislative candidate qualifications challenge]
  • Johnson v. Women’s Health Center, Inc., 714 So. 2d 580 (5th DCA 1998), trial proceedings consolidated with others, sub nom.
  • Madsen et al. v. Women’s Health Center, Inc. 512 U.S. 753 (1994) [First Amendment expressive freedoms and abortion access privacy rights issues]

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Florida (1988)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1990)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2013)
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on Business Law, Public Interest Law)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association, former Director
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Fellow
  • German American Business Chamber of Central Florida, Member

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers (2008, 2017-present)

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on Business Law, Public Interest Law)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Former Director
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Fellow
  • German American Business Chamber of Central Florida, Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions – Contract and Business Cases, Member (2016-Present)
  • Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Member (2014-Present)
    • Legislative Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2015)
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Trustee (2013-Present)
    • Budget and Finance Committee, Co-Chair (2017-Present)
    • Treasurer (2017-2019)
    • Second Vice President (2019-Present)
  • First Congregational Church, Winter Park, Florida, Trustee (2012-2013)
  • Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, Member (2010-2011)
  • Innocence Project of Florida, Director (2007-2011)
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Director (2004-2010)

Presentations & Publications

  • Laws of God and Laws of Man, University Unitarian Universalist Society (March 2017)
  • City of Jacksonville, Florida Citizens Planning Advisory Committee, Homeowner, Condo and Townhome Association Training (2016 and 2014)
  • Resolving Title Issues: From Surveys and Liens to Restrictions and Authority, National Business Institute (Co-Author: Survey Section) (March 2016) 
  • Community Associations Institute Legal Panel (September 2015)
  • “Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys”: radio panel presentation on First Amendment liberties, WMFE 90.7 FM Orlando (September 2015)
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Community Association Managers Certification Course Presentations (2014-present)
  • Rostlaw blog posts (2014-present)
  • Business Contracts A-Z, Orlando, Florida, Law Review CLE (October 2012)
  • Anatomy of a Foreclosure, Daytona Beach, Florida, in-house/VCBA local Bar Association seminar (July 2009)
  • How to Obtain Good Title in Florida Real Estate Transactions, Tampa, Florida, National Business Institute. (May 2005)
  • United States Real Estate Purchases by Non-Residents: Practical Considerations for Foreign Clients and Their Counsel, Kitzbühel, Austria, Center for International Legal Studies (March 2005)
  • Limits of the Lien Law, Daytona Beach, Florida, Lorman Educational Studies (July 2004)
  • “The Small American Corporation: Control and Liability Questions for Close Private Companies,” Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer-Law
    International (2004)
  • Florida Real Estate Title Law: Solutions to the Most Common Problems, Orlando, Florida, National Business Institute (November 2003)
  • Control and Liability Questions for Close, Private Companies Under State Law, Salzburg, Austria, Center for International Legal Studies (June 2003)
  • Occasional Guest Lecturer: University of Central Florida, Barry University College of Law, Daytona Beach State College, Valencia College