Scott C. Neff

Scott C. Neff

Email Address:
Tel: 218.749.1962
Toll Free: 800.422.0912
Address: 225 N. 1st Street
1000 Lincoln Bldg.
Virginia, MN 55792

Areas of Practice

Real Estate: residential, seasonal, and commercial, including concentration in real estate litigation
Elder Law & Estate Planning: including wills, trusts, probate and land trusts
Municipal Law: including school, cities and towns
Labor Law: public and private sectors
Corporate law: including incorporation, LLCs, partnerships
Mining and Mineral Law: determine ownership, negotiate leases
Land Use: zoning and land use issues

Mr. Neff has been practicing law in northeast Minnesota since 1978. His primary concentration has been in the area of real estate. He is a Real Property Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association since 1989, the first year specialization became available. He was a member of the governing body of the State Bar Association’s Real Property Section from 1990 through 2007. Over the years he has represented buyers, sellers, neighbors, developers, surveyors, lenders, road associations, and mining companies in a variety of circumstances throughout the Arrowhead area of Minnesota.

In the last three decades, he has handled dozens of contested real estate matters including boundary disputes, access matters, including cartways, easements, road development, condemnation hearings, partitions, construction liens and claims, ownership disputes and land trusts. The goal in representing all of his clients is to achieve a fair and correct result in as economical manner as possible. Neff has worked with dozens of other real estate specialists including realtors, brokers, bankers, surveyors and foresters. With years of experience in working with these other specialists, Neff knows the proper experts to include in the handling of your real estate issue.


Carleton College B.A 1972
William Mitchell College of Law J.D., cum laude, 1978

Professional Activities, Honors and Distinctions

Real Property Law Specialist, 1989-present
Real Property Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Pres. 2005-2006
Range Bar Association, President 1983 – 1984
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota School Board Association
National School Board Association


Mesabi Family YMCA, founding president and Volunteer of the Decade, 1980 Distinguished Service Award from Virginia Jaycees Virginia Kiwanis Club, president 1990-91; Sand Lake Association, founding president; Virginia Area Alpine Ski Team, coach; Iron Range Rehabilitation Center past board member


Scott was raised in Virginia and has lived in Britt since 1979. He has two adult sons, Dan & Benji, with whom he shares a passion for outdoor recreation.