Overview

About Scott

Scott Pritchard is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. His practice focuses on complex litigation in a variety of fields, including real property, partnership, commercial, corporate, construction, and healthcare-related disputes. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, including trials in state and federal courts.

Scott has particular expertise in partnership disputes related to Low Income Housing Tax Credits (“LIHTC”), defending not-for-profit and for-profit developers against equity investors attempting to deny rights held by the general partners under the partnerships’ operative agreements. Scott is in a unique position to guide developers through LIHTC exit disputes given his prior experience at a large Delaware law firm focusing on issues involving corporate control and governance, fiduciary duties, and contested mergers and acquisitions.

Scott also serves on the board of the Seattle chapter of Minds Matter, a nationally recognized college access mentoring nonprofit providing a rigorous academic program for bright, motivated high school students across the country from low income families.

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Experience

Experience

  • Obtained post-trial judgment in favor of general partner clients in low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) partnership dispute in a trial seeking to enforce an option to purchase the limited partners’ interests. See Hidden Hills Mgmt., LLC v. AMTAX Holdings 114, LLC, No. 3:17-CV-06048-RBL, 2019 WL 3297251 (W.D. Wash. July 23, 2019).
  • Represented national nonprofit provider of affordable senior housing in LIHTC partnership dispute in Washington state court. See Whitewater Creek, Inc. v. National Church Residences of Sprauge et al, C.A. No. 20-2-00657-32.
  • Obtained removal of personal representative for breaches of fiduciary duty and other misconduct and post-trial award of attorneys’ fees for client beneficiary in contested estate matter.
  • Obtained favorable result interlocutory appeal in ongoing representation of King County in a default termination case against a contractor. See Frank Coluccio Constr. Co. v. King Cty., 416 P.3d 756, 757 (Wash. Ct. App.), review denied, 192 Wn.2d 1005, 430 P.3d 250 (2018).
  • Represented special committee of board of directors conducting investigation into derivative demand based on allegations related to off-label marketing and claims asserted against public pharmaceutical company under the False Claims Act in underlying qui tam action.
  • Represented financial services company in disputes with investment advisors and customers, including arbitrations before FINRA.
  • Represented healthcare organization in administrative proceedings to obtain the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s approval of proposed acquisition.
  • Represented health maintenance organization in interpleader action and subsequent adversary action regarding payments owed under terminated group provider agreement.
  • Represented Washington healthcare provider in putative class action alleging violations of Washington’s Charity Care Act to obtain favorable individual settlement.
  • Represented numerous boards, merger targets, and acquirers in defending against preliminary injunction applications and subsequent class action litigation. See, e.g., In re Volcano Corp. S’holders Litig., 143 A.3d 727 (Del. Ch. 2016); In re Zale Corp. S’holders Litig., 2015 WL 5853693 (Del. Ch. Oct. 1, 2015); In re TIBCO Software Inc. S’holders Litig., 2014 WL 6674444 (Del. Ch. Nov. 25, 2014); In re Morton’s Rest. Grp., Inc. S’holders Litig., 74 A.3d 656 (Del. Ch. 2013).
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in successful post-trial defense of books and records action, a judgment subsequently affirmed on appeal. Se. Pa. Transp. Auth. v. Abbvie Inc., 2015 WL 1753033 (Del. Ch. Apr. 15, 2015), aff’d, 132 A.3d 1 (Del. 2016).
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