Ronald T. Scott

Associate  |  Columbia

Meet Ron

Ron Scott’s practice focuses on local government, public finance, economic development, nonprofit and healthcare matters. Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Ron enjoyed a successful career in public administration and local government and uses this experience to help clients achieve their goals.

Ron advises municipalities and counties on a variety of matters related to public finance, real estate, planning, zoning, contracts, ordinances, regulations and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He provides advice and counsel on state and federal grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Additionally, Ron serves as bond counsel to housing developers for low-income housing projects assisted through state and federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). He also serves as issuer’s counsel to local public housing authorities, which act as conduit issuers for low-income housing revenue bonds.

Ron works closely with other members of the firm's public finance team on disclosure matters associated with the public sale of tax-exempt bonds. 

He assists companies with economic incentives related to launching or growing their South Carolina presence such as fee in lieu of tax agreements, job development/tax credits and grant funding.

Ron also works with religious and nonprofit organizations on corporate governance, real estate and compliance issues.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2018
  • University of South Carolina, M.P.A., 2000
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1998
  • South Carolina, 2018
Honors and Awards
  • University of South Carolina School of Law 2018 “Compleat Lawyer” Bronze Medallion Recipient
  • South Carolina Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Award Recipient 2018
  • South Carolina Law Review, Symposium Editor
  • CALI Award for Non-Profit Law
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Prisma Health - Midlands, Board of Directors (2018-Present)
  • Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees (2014-Present), Cancer Center Board (2016-2017), Legal Services Advisory Committee (2016-Present), Children’s Hospital Board (2015-2016), Medical Executive Committee (2015-2016)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Midlands Education and Business Alliance, Board of Directors (2007-2017, 2019-Present)
  • United Way of the Midlands, Financial Stability Council (2013-2015), Emergency Food and Shelter Committee (2008-2013)
  • KOBAN Columbia, Inc., Board of Directors (2002-2011)
Presentations and Publications