Scott Fintzen


Scott Fintzen graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1990 with a degree in International Economics, a certificate in African Studies, and a proficiency in French, and received his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Upon graduation, Scott joined Pelton, Balland, Young, Demsky & Baskin, P.C., practicing criminal defense, civil litigation, and representing small businesses. In 1995, Scott joined Stamos & Trucco where he handled civil litigation, employment law, tax-exempt organization, and for-profit business matters.

Upon leaving Stamos & Trucco, Scott became the Associate General Counsel for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). At the ELCA, Scott provided legal counsel on issues, including intellectual property, publishing, contracts, e-commerce, meeting and event planning, corporate governance, tax-exemption, fundraising, real estate, employment law, risk management, insurance coverage, litigation, and international law.

In March 2002, Scott formed Gaido & Fintzen with Peter Gaido, envisioning responsive, effective, and high quality legal services to businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals. Scott’spractice currently focuses on for-profit and tax-exempt organization formation, applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status, corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property, contracts, administrative law, e-commerce, insurance, risk management, real estate, leases, meeting and event planning, litigation, and international transactions.

Scott is the co-author of the Emergency Medicine Chapter for the 1996 IICLE Medical Malpractice Manual and the 1998 Supplement. He is the author of the ELCA’s Legal Guide to Meeting and Event Planning, and the editor of the ELCA’s Attorney’s Association Manual. He is the author of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s Privileging Block Informational Packet and Litigation Assistance Informational Packet.

He is licensed to practice law in District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, and Wisconsin.