Attorney at Law

SA Legal Advisors LC

Focusing on Economic Development Projects

SA Legal represents municipalities and developers on economic development projects.  SA Legal is experienced with both Kansas and Missouri economic development incentives, including tax abatement, tax increment financing, community improvement districts and industrial revenue bonds. SA Legal Advisors also represents numerous restaurants and other businesses in their day-to-day operations.

Our Practice

Real Estate Law

Economic Development

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Project Finance

Restaurant Law

SA Legal Advisors also represents businesses on organizational and ongoing matters. SA Legal Advisors regularly provides representation for asset purchase agreements, real estate purchases, restaurant law, lease review, review of financing documents and employment agreements. SA Legal Advisors also serves as general counsel to a number of businesses.

Attorney

Scott W. Anderson

Scott W. Anderson

Attorney

Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2013

Scott W. Anderson represents municipalities and developers on economic development projects. Mr. Anderson regularly negotiates development agreements and advises on tax abatement, tax increment financing, community improvement districts, and other economic development incentives. Mr. Anderson also advises and consults on the issuance of both taxable and tax-exempt revenue bond financings. Mr. Anderson has served as an expert witness on revenue bond financings gone bad.  Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Anderson was an associate at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP,  a partner at Gilmore & Bell, P.C. and counsel at Kutak Rock LLP.

Mr. Anderson has also owned and operated more than 20 restaurants in the last 15 years.

Mr. Anderson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa (BBA Finance, honors, and distinction, 1994) and his law degree from the University of Iowa (JD with distinction, 1997).  Mr. Anderson served as a Managing Editor of the Iowa Law Review.

Mr. Anderson is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Mr. Anderson resides in Lake Quivira, Kansas with his wife and three children.

Scott Anderson in the News

KCCI Des Moines: Lawsuit’s between Reynolds, bar owners to possibly have ruling on Friday

In The News

The bar owners suing Gov. Kim Reynolds over her order to close could have a ruling by Friday. A Polk County judge heard the case Wednesday

Scott Anderson owns Tonic in West Des Moines and Saints Pub in Waukee. Anderson and other bar owners believe the governor unlawfully and unfairly targeted their industry.

KCCI Des Moines

Des Moines Reynolds Lawsuit

Ingrams: Lenexa City Center is Taking Shape

In The News

Lenexa City Center Is Taking Shape With Promise of an Extraordinary Community

Walkability. Density. Sustainability. Community. A sense of place.

One hears all the buzzwords of modern development used in projects small and grand, but in the end, many of those efforts amount to tinkering around the edges of communities with long-established identities.

INGRAMS

Lenexa City Center Development

KC Business Journal: Riley Drive is Betting Big on Lenexa

In The News

Why Riley Drive is banking on Lenexa City Center

Riley Drive Entertainment Inc. is betting big on Lenexa City Center and plans to have a total of five concepts in the mixed-use development. Scott Anderson, a principal in Riley Drive, talks about the advantages of creating restaurant density and why he’s a big believer in Lenexa City Center’s future.
Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City Business Journal

KC Business Journal: Restaurants get help in Covid-19 insurance claims from KC Lawyer/Restauranteur

In The News

Restaurants get help in COVID-19 insurance claims from KC lawyer/restaurateur

Restaurant owner/attorney Scott Anderson contends that the Kansas Department of Agriculture has turned adversarial toward the food-service establishments it inspects. As a result, he said, there have been sharp increases in the numbers of restaurants being found out of compliance with food safety regulations and hit with costly penalties.
Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City Business Journal

CNN Replay: KC Restaurant Owner Warns of a “Restaurant Bloodbath”

In The News

KC Restaurant Owner Warning

If shutdowns have to happen, so be it… but there has to be some type of aid,” says Kansas City restaurant owner Scott Anderson, who fears a “restaurant bloodbath” as Covid-19 continues to surge in the US.
“This time, it’s not a brief period of time. We’re looking at the next four or five months living under these restrictions… a lot of my friends in the restaurant business will not be here come March.”
CNN Replay

Why Choose Us

Representation

SA Legal represents both municipalities and developers in economic development projects, as well as, representing businesses of all sizes on various business and real estate transactions ranging from acquisitions, leasing and dispositions to providing counsel on general business matters.

Experience

SA Legal is experienced in both Kansas and Missouri in the areas of Economic Development incentives, including tax abatement, tax increment financing, community improvement districts, and industrial revenue bonds; Real Estate Law, including land acquisitions, dispositions, and commercial leasing; and Business Law, including entity formation, expansion, development and general counsel.