I am an attorney who provides corporate counsel to businesses and financial institutions on a variety of matters.

With over 27 years of experience, Scott has represented the world’s largest financial institutions in complex restructurings and syndicated transactions, as well as regional institutions in all aspects of lending and finance. He provides counsel to a wide range of mid-market and multinational corporations on complex transactional disputes and general corporate and litigation matters.

Services

Business & Corporate

Our business is business–your business. We offer vast experience in a full array of corporate legal services.

Credentials

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, 1990
    • J.D.
  • Emory University, 1987
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, 1992-1993
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • New York, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1991

Professional Achievements

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2008-2019
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2013-2019

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented a super regional publicly traded banking institution over a seven-day trial in California where the bank was sued for tort and contractual damages stemming from a failed commercial lending facility. Obtained a verdict in favor of lender. 

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  • Wheeler Financial, Inc. v. Law Bulletin Publishing Co.; appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Trial Court No. 14 L 9581, Appellate Court No. 1-17-1495; 2018 IL App (1st). Edit
  • Represented a newspaper over a seven-day jury trial in multimillion-dollar commercial dispute. We obtained a complete verdict in favor of our client, the newspaper. Our representation continued for the client through appeal. 

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  • Lead negotiation and drafting of $27.5MM syndicated credit facility in the United States and Dominican Republic. 

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  • BMO Harris Bank N.A. v. IKE Services LLC, Eric Isaacson, Kimberly Isaacson, 11 CH 5140, Bankruptcy Case No. 13-20227; Appellate Court No. 3-13-0908. Edit
  • BMO Harris Bank N.A. v. William R. Kautz, et al., 13 CH 2101, Appellate Court No. 2-14-0399; 2014 IL App (2d) 140399. Edit
  • BMO Harris Bank, N. A. v. Victor Garcia; Lupe’s Body Shop, Inc., 10 CH 35697, Appellate Court Case No. 1-12-0403; 2013 IL App (1st) 120403-U. Edit
  • Jeffrey Strange v. Monogram Credit Care Bank of Georgia, Case No. 96-2903; 129 F.3d 943 (7th Cir. 1997). Edit
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company sued by a nationwide class of individuals for fraud in the bankruptcy courts. Successfully defended the company through appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

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  • In re: William Duke, Case No. 95-2029; 79 F.3d 43 (7th Cir. 1996). Edit