Scott E. Ludwig Recognized as Fellow of Alabama Law Institute

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that Scott E. Ludwig, a partner in the firm’s Huntsville office, has been recognized as the ninth Fellow of the Alabama Law Institute.

The Alabama Law Institute’s success is only possible because the best and brightest lawyers are willing to dedicate their time to improve the law of the state for the benefit of its citizens. Scott epitomizes that model. He draws on a wealth of experience at the highest level of the profession and comes to the table, on behalf of the ideal instead of a client, with the focus of making the law as good as it can be. With Scott’s leadership, the Institute’s Standing Committee on Business Entities has transformed Alabama’s business formation and governance laws over the past decade. His recognition as a Fellow, the first in more than ten years, is a fitting acknowledgement of the role he has played fostering the reform and modernization of laws of Alabama.” - Othni Lathram, Director of the Alabama Law Institute.

The Institute was created by an act of the Alabama Legislature and is the official law revision and reform agency for the State of Alabama. Its purpose is to aid the Alabama Legislature in proposing and drafting clearer, simpler, and more up-to-date laws. Scott serves as the reporter for the Institute’s Standing Committee on Business Entities which has drafted and modernized the Alabama Business Corporations Law, the Alabama Limited Liability Company Law, the Alabama Limited Partnership Law, the Alabama General Partnership Law, the Alabama Nonprofit Corporations Law, as well as integrating those laws with other provisions within the Code, including the newly enacted electronic filing process for all entities under the Code.

Previous Fellows are: Professor James D. Bryce; Dean Nathaniel Hansford; Andrew J. Noble, III; Mary Alexander Seddon Lee Stapp; Lewey Stephens, Jr.; John F. Tanner; Dr. Richard A. Thigpen; and Professor Howard P. Walthall.

In addition to his service to the Institute, Scott has served the Alabama State Bar as Chair of the Tax Section. He has also served as President of the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic and President of the Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning Council. Scott is also an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association having served as Chair of the LLCs and Partnerships Committee, Chair of the Joint Editorial Board, Chair of the Publications Board, Content Officer for the Section, Council member, an appointed member of the Corporate Laws Committee, an advisor to the Uniform Laws Commission on Unincorporated Entities, and other leadership positions. He is an author and contributor to numerous articles, publications, CLE presentations, and speeches at the state and national level. Scott is a Founding Fellow and current President of the American College of LLC and Partnership Attorneys and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and has been listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2008.

Scott’s practice involves advising a broad range of clients on corporate, unincorporated, and non-profit entity matters for use in business as well as family planning matters, including mergers, acquisitions, conversions, restructuring, reorganizations, succession, governance, policies, and board committee issues. He is experienced in advising companies in high technology, life sciences, biotechnology, real estate and traditional products and services, as well as advising families on entity planning issues for general transfer of wealth and succession planning matters.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama, his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law, and his LL.M. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he received the Richard B. Stephens Scholarship in recognition of being first in his graduating class.

Scott is married to Kathy Ludwig, and they have two sons, Chase and Hayes.