Law Partners Ignore Fear of Heights to Support Special Olympics Texas

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Scott & Scott, LLP, an intellectual property and technology law firm, sponsors SOTX Dallas Over the Edge. Partners, Robert J. Scott and Julie Machal-Fulks, to rappel down the 15 story Intercontinental Hotel Dallas on Friday, October 28 in spite of their fear of heights.

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The event forces us to face our fear for a great cause.

Based on the success of Special Olympics’ Texas Over the Edge last year, the thrilling event will be repeated on October 28th. Scott & Scott, LLP, an intellectual property and technology law firm, is a local presenting sponsor this year to support Over the Edge Dallas. This exciting event raises funds (and heart rate) to support over 40,000 athletes.

Robert J. Scott and Julie Machal-Fulks will rappel down the 15 story Intercontinental Hotel Dallas. “The purpose of the event spurs us to face our fear for a great cause. The hardest part is looking over the edge and seeing the distance we will travel to the bottom,” said Scott.

WHEN:    October 28, 2011, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
WHERE:     Intercontinental Hotel Dallas
    15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas

There are a few rappelling spots open for anyone who would like to take on this extreme adventure. Click here to download registration materials..

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, you can still show your support of Special Olympics Texas athletes:

1) Make an online donation.
2) Cheer participants as they rappel down the 15 stories. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Rob and Julie will rappel at 3:00 PM.

About Special Olympics Texas:
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;;

About Scott & Scott, LLP
Scott & Scott, LLP ( and is a boutique intellectual property and technology law firm with an emphasis on software disputes, technology transactions, brand management, and federal litigation. Our lawyers and technology professionals take a principled approach to each engagement, leveraging our experience to provide value. Our clients range from mature small businesses to publicly traded multi-national corporations who work proactively with us to creatively solve business and legal issues. We regularly work as part of a team of in-house and outside attorneys managing large-scale legal projects. We take the time to listen to a client’s objectives and understand its business before developing a custom strategy and project plan designed to give the client visibility into the process and the potential outcomes.


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