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S. Scott Tate

Of Counsel

S. Scott Tate is of counsel in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office.

Professional Biography

Mr. Tate concentrates his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and taxation matters. 

He advises clients on estate planning, business succession planning, charitable giving, asset protection, retirement assets, private foundations and pass-through entities. He is also proficient with the administration of decedent's estates and trusts, including income tax compliance, and advises estate representatives and trustees on post mortem responsibilities and tax planning opportunities.

Active in the Baltimore community, Mr. Tate is a member of the Rotary Club of Baltimore and serves as treasurer of the Baltimore Rotary Foundation.

  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
    • Section on Taxation
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
    • Estates and Trusts Section
    • Tax Section
  • Fellow – Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Baltimore
  • Baltimore Rotary Foundation
    • Treasurer
  • Baltimore Rotary Scholarship Fund
    • Vice President
  • Friends of Patterson Park
    • Board of Directors (2009 – 2015)
    • Treasurer (2010 – 2012)
    • President (2012 – 2013)
  • Scott is also a Certified Public Accountant.*
  • Presenter – "Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop," HalfMoon Education, Inc. (2016)
  • Presenter – "Rules of Trust Administration in Maryland," Lorman Education Services (2012)

*Baker Donelson is not a CPA firm. 


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2006
    • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
    • Heuisler Honor Society
    • Associate Editor – University of Baltimore Law Review
    • Telecommunications Moot Court Team
  • Arizona State University, B.S., Accounting, 1986
  • Arizona State University, B.S., Marketing, 1985


  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

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