Ronald T. Scott

Shareholder  |  Columbia

Meet Ron

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

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 general counsel and issuer’s counsel to local public housing authorities, which act as conduit issuers for private activity housing revenue bonds.

Ron advises municipalities and counties on a variety of matters related to public finance, real estate, planning, zoning, contracts, ordinances, regulations and the 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).

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 businesses, religious and nonprofit organizations on corporate governance, compliance issues and real estate matters including land use and zoning planning.

  • 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
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Municipal Law (2023-2024) and Public Finance Law (2023-2024)
  • 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 (2016-2018), Children’s Hospital Board (2015-2016), Medical Executive Committee (2015-2016)
  • Midlands Education and Business Alliance, Board of Directors (2007-2017, 2019-Present)
  • Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, Midlands Class XIV, Spring 2022
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, Board of Directors (2022-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • 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