Direct Line: (916) 669-3911
Phone: (916) 443-2011
Fax: (916) 441-7457
Email: Scott Cofer
Scott Cofer has been the Managing Partner of the Greve Clifford firm since 2003, and has been a partner with the firm since 1995. Scott originally joined the Greve Clifford firm in 1986.
Scott has been advising and representing individual, business, construction, design professional, real estate, and non-profit related clients since 1985. His practice actively involves most aspects of business, corporate, construction, real estate, and non-profit law, including general business counseling, business formation, contract analysis, and client representation in contract negotiation and litigation matters.
Since starting his law practice in 1985, Scott’s clients have ranged from individual and small business clients, to medium and large local, regional and national private sector, non-profit and government agency clients, to public entity clients such as the California Housing Finance Agency, and to acting as Regional Construction Counsel for a Fortune 100 Company, Johnson Controls, Inc. in a large portion of the Western United States.
Scott was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1985. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and to the United States Districts Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California.
In addition to his legal practice, Scott is member of the Business and Law Practice Management and Technology Sections of State Bar of California, and a member of the Business Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association. Scott is also a Board Member with the Sacramento Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association.
Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from California State University, Sacramento in 1982. He earned his J.D. degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1985.
Scott is married to Darla Cofer, and has two grown children, a son and a daughter. Scott has called Sacramento his home since 1969.
Practice Area Details:
Working in conjunction with the other members of the Greve Clifford firm Scott’s practice has included the following practice areas:
Construction and Design Professional Counseling and Litigation Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling general and specialty contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers, in a wide range of private and public works construction related matters, including contract analysis, preparation, and negotiations, construction claims and litigation, and Contractors State License Board and other regulatory matters.
Business and Corporate Formation Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling individuals and business in the organization and formation of a wide range of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, and joint ventures for most types of businesses and professions.
Business Transactions and Counseling Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling business clients in contract analysis, preparation, and negotiations, stock purchase and sale transactions, purchase and sale of business entities, assets and equipment, shareholder, partnership, and LLC member buy and sell agreements, preparation and analysis of business transaction documents, regulatory guidance and counseling.
Real Estate Transactions and Counseling Practice:
Advising and counseling commercial real estate owners, lessors, lessees and prospective buyers in a wide range of contract analysis, preparation, and negotiations, purchase, sale, and lease transactions, financing transactions, and regulatory matters.
Non-Profit Corporation Formation and Counseling Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling individuals and businesses in the organization and formation of, and in the application for state and federal tax-exempt status for charitable, public benefit, religious and mutual benefit corporations; including significant experience in counseling and representation of charitable bingo related organizations.
Business Litigation Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling clients in the prosecution, and defense and resolution of a wide variety of business, corporate and partnership disputes, contract disputes, failed business transactions, and other types of business disputes.
Real Estate Litigation Practice:
Advising, representing and counseling clients in the prosecution, and defense and resolution of commercial real estate related disputes, including matters involving real estate acquisitions, sales, and leases.
Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP (1993 to present)
- Associate Attorney
Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras (1986 to 1993)
Severaid & Seegmiller, Sacramento, California (1985 to 1986)
- Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1985
- California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1982
Dean’s Honor List; Finance major
Professional Licenses and Affiliations
- Courts – Admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States Districts Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California.
Member of the State Bar of California (Business and Law Practice Management Sections)
Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association (Business Law and Real Property Sections)
Board Member of the Construction Financial Management Association
- Outside Activities – Avid tennis player, snowboarder, road cyclist, mountain biker. Enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, eating, reading, and most sports.