Scott Crawford

Mr. Crawford was born June 2, 1953 in Minden, Louisiana. Scott was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1979 and the Texas bar in 1988. He is Founder, President and Managing Director of Crawford Lewis, P.L.L.C an 21-attorney law firm with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The firm is actively engaged in business law transactions.


  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1975
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1979
  • Georgetown University, L.L.M., Taxation, 1980


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association – Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Taxation Section
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Insurance Receivers
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys

Practice Areas

  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Special Tax Counsel


Scott has served as Issuers counsel, Underwriter’s counsel and Special Tax Counsel for a number of initial public offerings of both private and publicly traded corporations during his career. This includes initial market capitalization of over $1 billion. He has also served as Disclosure counsel to a number of publicly traded companies complying with continuous disclosure requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Mr. Crawford also serves as primary counsel to one of the largest regional investment banking firms in the United States. In addition, he has served as Due Diligence counsel for Fortune 500 companies and has primary responsibility for 1933 Securities Act and 1934 Securities Exchange Act disclosure requirements, investment exposure analysis and bankruptcy issues. He has been involved in mergers and acquisitions transactions of more than $5 billion over the past 10 years.

Mr. Crawford has served as Special Tax counsel to a number of public and private offerings, opining to the tax affects of these various offerings.