Scott A. Oliver

Scott Oliver practices in the areas of commercial finance, real estate, and corporate transactions. He represents state and national banks involved in commercial financing, as well as businesses and individuals in matters involving business/real estate transactions, including: real estate acquisitions/sales, business acquisitions/sales, leases, entity formation and governance, commercial issues, contract preparation, contract negotiations, and compliance.

As a closing attorney, Scott represents banks and lenders involved in SBA and conventional financing. He works in all stages of the lending process, including credit review, compliance, eligibility, lien perfection, title review/negotiations, preparation of security instruments/loan documents, subordination/intercreditor agreements, workouts, collections, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

Through his corporate practice, Scott represents a variety of businesses, from closely held corporations to multi-million dollar entities. He represents clients in transactions involving real estate matters, acquisitions, sales, partner buyouts, and general commercial contracts and disputes. Scott also counsels new and emerging companies with entity selection, formation, growth, and governance.

Outside of his traditional practice areas, Scott is an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, teaching Legal Communication and Analysis. He is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association where he holds various leadership positions and manages small and large-scale events for the local community.

Scott earned his B.A. from Purdue University, where he graduated with highest distinction and served as the graduation commencement speaker. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During law school, Scott was the President of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, Vice Magister of Phi Delta Phi, a legal research and writing tutor, and a student teacher at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bar Admissions

State - Indiana
Federal - Northern District of Indiana
Federal - Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2016, Cum Laude
Purdue University, B.A., 2013, Highest Distinction


Indianapolis Bar Association – Bar Leader Series (2019 – 2020)
Order of the Barristers (2014-2015)
Phi Delta Phi – Willkie Inn (2014-2015)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2014-2015)
Premier 10 Award (2016)
G. Kent Frandsen Scholarship (2013-2016)
Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award (2013)
Mortar Board Fellowship Recipient (2013)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Adjunct Professor
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)
Indianapolis Bar Association, Professionalism Committee Chair
Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Review Committee
American Bar Association, Member
Indiana State Bar Association, Member
Indianapolis Bar Association, Member

ABA Pathway to the Profession Project, Mentor (2017-Present)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, Judge (2016-Present)
To Post or Not to Post: Ethical Marketing Tips and Tricks for Lawyers and Social Media, Co-Chair (2018)
IndyBar Service Day, Chair (2017, 2018)
Indianapolis Reentry Job and Resource Fair, Volunteer (2018)
Goodwill Expungement Clinic (2017)
Indianapolis Reentry Job and Resource Fair, Volunteer (2018)
Indianapolis Bar Association Legal Line, Volunteer (2016)
Eskenazi Healthy Families Law Firm Donation Drive, Co-Chair (2016)