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The name ‘Aegis’ was derived from the Aegis of Greek mythology. The Aegis was a shield, which bore the serpentine head of the Gorgon, Medusa. This frightful sight struck terror into those confronted by the bearer of the shield, while offering unyielding defense to those protected by it. While it is not our aim to strike literal ‘terror’ into anyone, we see ourselves as the first line of protection for our clients, and those confronted by our representation should know that we will be just as fearsome and unyielding as the mythical Aegis in fighting on behalf of our clients. While both the Helmet and the Shield are represented in our logo and symbolize our resolve to go to battle for our clients, also represented are the scales of justice, symbolizing that our ultimate purpose is the pursuit of justice for our clients.
We are a full service general practice, conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia. We provide our clients with expert, reliable and honest legal representation, from inception to completion. Our principal and associate attorneys are experienced, seasoned practitioners who vigorously investigate each case to ensure that no issue is overlooked.
Nigel S. Scott, Esq.
The firm’s principal attorney, Nigel S. Scott, Esquire, began his legal training in the Delaware County Office of the Public Defender, where he represented indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses. Nigel then represented the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. There he continued to hone his trial advocacy skills prosecuting misdemeanors and minor felonies. The combined experience allowed Nigel to gain valuable insight and training with regards to both defending and prosecuting criminal cases in Philadelphia and neighboring jurisdictions.
Nigel took the experience, skills and training he acquired in the criminal courtroom and applied them to civil trials as well, zealously protecting the rights of clients who were injured by the negligence of others. With very little advertising, Nigel has been able to develop a growing practice based largely on the word of mouth referrals of satisfied clients, as well as fellow attorneys familiar with the quality of his work and the depth of his commitment to equal justice.
As part of our commitment to equal justice, our firm dedicates a minimum of 50 hours each year to pro bono service, with Mr. Scott being named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for each of the past five years. As a firm we are honored to continue in service to Pennsylvania’s vulnerable communities.
Delaware Law School, Widener University- Juris Doctor
Università Ca’ Foscari di
Venezia- Direct Matriculation Study
Georgetown University- A.B, English, Biology
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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We are a full service general practice, conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia. We provide our clients with expert, reliable and honest legal representation, from inception to completion. Our principal and associate attorneys are experienced, seasoned practitioners who vigorously investigate each case to ensure that no issue is overlooked. Where possible we negotiate on behalf of our clients to resolve issues without going to trial. Where necessary however, we will vigorously litigate on your behalf in pursuit of the most favorable outcome for you.
Setting up a charity can be a daunting task. The challenge is to communicate your purpose in such a way that the public supports your charitable mission, while also setting up the charity in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service’s 501(c)(3) requirements, so as to take advantange of the tax benefits afforded to non-profits. In an age when there is increasing scrutiny on the operations and governance of charities, having the right guidance at the start can prove the difference between a lifetime of rewarding work, and a lifetime of responding to government investigations, criminal charges and fixing a ruined reputation.
We will advise you as to what the necessary steps are to get your charity up and running, but also explain to you the benefits of securing tax-exempt status from the IRS. We have a proven track record of securing Section 501(c)(3) designation for our clients, enabling them to solicit tax-free donations to support their charity. Our clients include charter schools, a medical non-profit, a Japanese cultural organization and an alumni association, and we have the expertise to help your non-profit as well. Be sure to have all the information you need before you set up your charity by giving us a call.
Thanks to the internet, the modern world continues to get smaller as people increasingly communicate, interact and do business with a larger number of people today, compared to even a decade ago. Few people enter into agreements thinking that the agreement will break down, or that the other party will fail to deliver as promised or contracted for. It is therefore important before signing or verbally agreeing to any agreement to have a qualified attorney either draft or review a proposed contract before obligating yourself to terms which you may not fully understand.
Aegis Law attorneys have the experience and expertise to draft agreements which safeguard your rights, limits legal and financial exposure, and which maximizes the benefits allowed by law under the contract. Before you sign on that dotted line, be sure to contact us for a consultation and we will sit with you to make sure that your interests are properly protected.
If you are charged with a crime you have the right to remain silent, as well as the right to the effective assistance of counsel. Our attorneys have worked on both sides of the criminal justice system, from prosecuting cases, to defending them, and have the relevant knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your Constitutional rights are fully protected. Being charged with a crime can be a very intimidating experience, and sometimes it is difficult to know what to do. The best course of action is to speak to an attorney as soon as possible, and don’t make any further mistakes that you might regret for the rest of your life.
If you are interested in helping your family or loved ones immigrate to the United States, you need the help of experienced immigration attorneys. Immigration law is complex, and the law is constantly changing. Success in navigating the United States Immigration and Citizenship (USCIS) process often hinges on the skill of the advocate, knowledge of immigration law, requirements for the particular application or petition and understanding of complicated procedures. Here at Aegis Law our attorneys are qualified, compassionate and determined to achieve a positive outcome for you and your family. Contact us today for an appointment, and let us help you make your dream a reality.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own or you have questions as to what your rights may be, contact us for a consultation. Whether it’s an automobile accident or slip/trip and fall, or some other injury caused by the carelessness of someone else, Aegis Law has a proven track record of zealous advocacy on behalf of individuals hurt by the negligence of others.
The insurance companies have their lawyers, who work for the best outcome for the insurance company, and you deserve the best representation as well. Our attorneys work with your personal doctor to ensure that you get the best treatment for your injuries, and if necessary, we have a network of physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists and radiologists (XRays and MRIs) to get you back as close to one hundred percent as possible.
So you have finally decided to do what you have been thinking about doing for all of your life, you have joined the hundreds of thousands of people who have started their own business. So what’s next? Is an LLC really the best option for me? What is an Inc., or an S-Corporation? Understanding the differences among the various types of business entities can be a challenge in of itself, let alone figuring out where to set up your business, what types of licenses might be required, what sort personal liability you might face and what’s the best way to avoid a big tax bill at the end of the year.
We will sit with you and explain not only the differences, but based on your needs, present you with the best option that not only protects your business and personal assets, but which also limits your tax exposure, maximizing the amount of money you make, and take, from the business. We will handle all of your business formation issues, providing you with not only the forms required for filing with the state and IRS, but also the forms required for running your business as well. We will also offer general guidance on the process of securing funding through offering securities (shares of your company) for sale to investors.
Moving violations can have serious consequences for many drivers. From point accumulation on your driving record, to penalty pricing on insurance policies, to suspension and even in some case incarceration, traffic tickets can significantly disrupt one’s life. Many moving violations can be dealt with without the involvement of an attorney, but for more serious matters such as listed above, the help of skilled, knowledgeable counsel is invaluable.
At Aegis Law our attorneys have experience in having many charges dismissed against our clients, and where citations cannot be dismissed, we have experience in negotiating with state troopers and District Attorneys so that the best outcome is achieved for our clients. If you have a traffic matter which threatens to have a serious impact on your driving record and/or driver’s license, contact us for an appointment and we will explain to you the best options available to you.
Every one of us has likely spent time in the hospital, or under the care of patient, knowledgeable, caring medical professionals, and we have probably seen what a high-stress environment the hospital can be. Yet the vast majority of these medical professionals exhibit grace under pressure in caring for us. Unfortunately there are times when there are careless mistakes made in treating patients, and sometimes those careless mistakes can be deadly.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of poor medical care at a hospital or by a doctor, you will need the help of an experienced attorney to help you understand what your rights might be, and how you could help prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else. Contact us and we will set aside some time to meet with you in person to discuss your case.