Scott Woody


Scott Woody

Scott focuses his practice in the area of tax law, with an emphasis on State & Local Tax Planning, Controversy & Litigation. Scott has also performed significant work involving contract formation and analysis, Tribal taxation, and regulatory challenges of various New Mexico governmental agencies.

While in law school, Scott was a citation editor for the UNM-School of Law- Natural Resources Journal and interned for over one year at a national investment firm, gaining valuable knowledge of business law and transactions. He also interned with the University of New Mexico School of Law Clinical Program, where he assisted low-income taxpayers with cases under examination, in collection, or on appeal. After passing the New Mexico Bar, Scott completed the NYU LL.M. in Taxation program to strengthen his understanding of tax law.

Scott is an active participant with the ABA Tax Section. Scott regularly participates in the ABA’s Law Student Tax Challenge.  He has co-written the problem, judged the written portion, and served as a technical advisor for the J.D. Division.

Locally, Scott is a board member of the NM Bar Tax Section and a member of the NM Bar Business Law Section.

Scott also has a Masters of Accounting from the University of New Mexico- Anderson School of Business.

Representative Experience

  • Represented multiple clients before the New Mexico Administrative Hearings Office and in the local New Mexico District Courts and the Federal District Court of New Mexico.
  • Successfully represented a client in challenging the enactment of regulations in conjunction with New Mexico Medical Cannabis laws.
  • Provided multi-state tax advice to clients operating in multiple states regarding the South Dakota v. Wayfair.
  • Provided advice to clients regarding potential concurrent jurisdiction of Tribal and state taxing authorities.
  • Drafted and interpreted numerous contracts for clients with assets in excess of $100 million.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2017

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of New Mexico, Taxation Section, Board Member

Published Works

  • The Regulatory Framework of Produced Water in New Mexico and Why N.M. Stat. Ann. § 72-12-25(B)(1) (2009) Should be Amended, 58 Nat. Resources J. 223 (2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Tax Bridge to Practice Series – “In the News: Recent IRS compliance campaigns and how the IRS is doing more with less”, January 27, 2021
  • Lorman CLE Webinar- “The Riddles of E-commerce: Sales and Use Taxes Post-Wayfair – Anything but Simplification”, December 8, 2020