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About C. Scott

Scott Howard and his wife Lucy Kivel are the founding members of Kivel & Howard LLP, a Portland-based law firm. Kivel & Howard provide legal services to closely held businesses. Scott’s primary role involves guiding the overall direction of the firm and consulting with the firm’s clients. He works primarily in the areas of business planning and transactions, succession planning, estate planning, and charitable planning. Scott’s community involvement includes supporting Oregon non-profit organizations as an advisor and through committee and board membership. Scott has served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Symphony Association, the Oregon Ballet Theater and the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Areas of Practice

Business, Civil Litigation, Contract, Estate Planning, Foreclosures, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, Wrongful Death.


  • AV Martindale Hubbell


  • Oregon State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • American Bar Association