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scott e. blair
OF COUNSEL

sblair@fontghansen.com
D|F 816.556.3100

330 WEST 47TH STREET
SUITE 250
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64112

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bio

Scott brings depth of experience as a business partner and lawyer.   Scott’s experience includes a general corporate practice representing private and public clients in a wide variety of legal matters with a large law firm.  He has also spent more than 15 years as a business partner in a variety of general counsel related roles.  He has been the first in-house corporate counsel for a small, global, publicly-traded manufacturing and construction services company, Assistant General counsel for a global filtration company, and served in a variety of leadership roles with General Electric Company’s Energy and Power & Water businesses.   His expertise includes:  General corporate and commercial contracting and negotiation with customers, vendors and strategic partners; acquisitions and divestitures; due diligence; business integrations; process improvement and simplification; compliance; international trade controls; protection of intellectual property, confidential and proprietary information; risk management; and general strategic business counseling and problem solving.  Scott works very effectively with business leaders and combines his business and legal experience to provide practical, risk-based guidance and solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client.

professional experience

  • CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) – Assistant General Counsel (2014-2017)
  • General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) – GE Power & Water/GE Energy – Senior Managing Counsel, Business Unit General Counsel (2004-2014)
  • BHA Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHAG) – Corporate Counsel (1999-2004)
  • Morrison & Hecker, LLP (n/k/a Stinson Leonard Street LLP) – Partner (1992-1999)

education

  • University of Missouri – Columbia, J.D.
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S.B.A. (Finance and Real Estate)

bar admissions and professional affiliations

  • Admitted, State Bar of Missouri
  • Admitted, State Bar of Kansas