Scott Perkins

Scott Perkins

Instructor of Finance

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Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Highest Honors, Finance, Gies College of Business, formerly known as the College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Positions Held

  • Instructor of Finance, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Law, 2015 to present
  • Founding Attorney, Law Office of Scott E. Perkins, 2013 to present
  • Attorney, Kesler, Nelson, Garman, Brougher, Townsley & Perkins, P.C., 2009-2013
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Finance, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2019
  • Attorney, Meyer Capel P.C., 2004-2009

Recent Publications

Other Publications


  • Perkins, S., & Amjad, S. (2006). University of Illinois Small Business Development Center. Smalll Business Legal Series.

Teaching Interests

Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development

Current Courses

  • Fundamentals of Real Estate (FIN 241) A survey of real estate finance, appraisal, investment, law, brokerage, management, development and economics. Special attention is given to the analysis of aggregate real estate and mortgage markets, to the individual transactions within these markets, and to the legal and institutional factors which affect these markets.

  • Legal Issues in Real Estate (FIN 443) Overview of legal concepts, issues, and principles involving real estate.

  • Legal Issues in Real Estate (FIN 543) This course examines the fundamentals of real estate from a legal perspective. Students develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting that incorporates traditional course materials, case studies, real life transactions, and guest lectures designed to provide a practical "hands-on" approach to real estate law. We explore a broad range of current sophisticated real estate transactions relating to residential and commercial purchases, sales, leasehold interests, common interest communities, ownership, financing, brokerage, land use and development. We discuss the legal implications that contractual private and legislative public restrictions have on individuals' real property rights and discuss public policy arguments related to private owners’ legal rights.


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