Scott S. Payzant, Attorney

Scott focuses his practice on employment law and general business law. Scott’s employment law practice includes helping clients structure relationships, manage relationships, protect proprietary business information and goodwill, manage change, and litigate employment claims.  Scott’s business law practice includes advising clients on corporate structure and governance; representing buyers, sellers and joint venture partners in asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations and reorganizations, joint ventures, and other transactions; and resolving disputes that arise out of such transactions, including litigation when necessary.   Through his work Scott has also gained a wide variety of experience with the various areas of the law that create fiduciary duties such as officer, director and shareholder liability.

Scott began his career in 1991 in San Diego, California, at the law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack and maintains his California law license.  He moved to Minnesota in 1995 and worked at several Minnesota firms including Doherty Rumble and Butler, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly, and Leonard O’Brien Spencer Gale and Sayre before joining Morrison Sund in 2019.  He is a graduate of Williams College (1986) and the University of San Diego School of Law (1991).

In his free time, Scott enjoys cooking, biking, live music, finding a great restaurant, and playing the guitar.


Phone: (952)277-0146

Fax: (952) 975-0058

Assistant: Brittney Hoese

Assistant Phone: (952)277-0111

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