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After becoming a partner at a large “downtown” firm, Scott Braum founded BraumRudd (formerly Scott L. Braum & Associates) in 2003. Scott’s aim was to continue to provide the same level of service that big firm clients expect, but to do it in a manner that was more personal and actually focused on the clients. Today, BraumRudd has grown into a broad-based, nationwide, regulatory, trial, and appellate practice with an emphasis on firearms law and regulation, real estate brokerage law and compliance, complex commercial and business litigation, and a myriad of related areas.
Scott cut his teeth as a lawyer in the complex litigation department at a 400+ lawyer Chicago law firm. This work created inroads into the firearms industry leading to a career as one of the country’s premier attorneys in the areas of firearms and explosives law/regulations and related import/export, excise tax, and other matters. As a federally-licensed FFL/importer/exporter himself, Scott is in the same trenches, navigating the same regulatory minefields as his clients. He understands – better than most lawyers – the difficulty of balancing legal advice with real world situations. Scott’s practice also includes nationwide work in a broad range of real estate brokerage law areas but with a particular focus on RESPA compliance and affiliated business/JV arrangements. From the smallest to the largest brokerage operations, Scott has decades of experience helping businesses navigate and understand the law to better serve their customers and increase profitability. A litigator at heart, Scott always ensures that a portion of his practice stays focused on the art of litigating. Scott has tried cases in federal and state courts all over the country and takes pride in maintaining a practice that capably applies skillsets and competencies that are increasingly becoming a lost art. Through proactive planning, Scott helps his clients avoid many disputes, and through experienced advocacy, he helps them through those that cannot be avoided.
Scott and his wife have one adult daughter and stay busy as of recently with their bernedoodle, Maggie. Scott is an avid cyclist and has completed the Triple Bypass (106 mountain miles from Evergreen, CO to Vail) and several other endurance events across the country. In addition, Scott currently serves as head coach of the U15 rowing program at Dayton Boat Club.