Scott Ludwig Elected Chair of Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Scott E. Ludwig, a partner in the firm’s Huntsville office, has been elected chair of the Joint Editorial Board (the Board) on Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts.

The Board is comprised of eight lawyers from across the United States—four from the American Bar Association and four from the Uniform Law Commission.

The Board is responsible for monitoring, overseeing, reviewing and recommending changes to the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, the Uniform Protected Series Act, the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Uniform Partnership Act, the Uniform Business Organizations Code, the Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act, the Uniform Limited Cooperative Associations Act, and the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act.

In congratulating Mr. Ludwig on his election to chair, a number of lawyers from across the country praised his election:

Tom Rutledge, of the Louisville office of the regional law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, said, “Scott is a master of the laws of business organizations as reflected in his multi-year contributions to updating the law in Alabama and his prior service as chair of the Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities of the Section of Business Law, America Bar Association.”

Robert Keatinge, of the Denver office of the national law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, said, “The Board will benefit from Scott’s decades of leadership in thoughtful statutory drafting on the state and national levels and experience in proactively counselling businesses of all types.”

Garth Jacobson, of the Seattle office of CT Corporation, the country’s largest registered agent company, said, “Scott’s election to the chair of the Board reflects his great service and leadership in the area of business entity law. As chair, Scott will use his skills to make the business entity laws better for the entire country.”

Lisa Jacobs, of the Philadelphia office of the international law firm of DLA Piper LLP, said, “In my many years of working with Scott, I have found him to have a keen and probing intellect and an uncanny ability to present and analyze important issues from a fresh perspective. He is a thoughtful and careful lawyer and drafter.”

The mission of the Board is to (i) promote the education of the Bar and the public with respect to the Acts and to promote the Acts in the various legislatures; (ii) review amendments proposed by various persons or adopted in the legislatures of the various states with respect to the Acts, and other developments that may make amendments or revisions to the Acts desirable or that may make further acts desirable; (iii) review court decisions interpreting the Acts and publish commentaries or arrange for law review articles as needed to encourage uniform judicial interpretation of the Acts; and (iv) make recommendations to the Uniform Law Commission for its consideration suggesting that the Commission draft, in accordance with its usual procedures, amendments, revisions or further enactments in relation to the subject matter of unincorporated organizations.

A member of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Mr. Ludwig advises a broad range of clients on corporate and tax issues in corporate acquisitions and sales, including the negotiation, drafting and review of acquisition and sale documents. He is experienced in advising companies in high technology, life sciences, biotechnology and traditional products and services, including start-up and established companies.

Mr. Ludwig earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama.