Scott's breadth of experience when it comes to M&A, securities, energy and emerging technology allows him to thoroughly address his clients' needs and achieve positive outcomes.
An accomplished finance and energy attorney, Scott handles matters related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and restructuring, and financing. He also advises clients on securities issues specific to public companies and assists in the preparation and filing of registration statements, proxy statements, company reports and other SEC filings, as well as private placement memoranda and private offering materials.
Scott offers significant experience in oil and gas asset and entity acquisitions and transactions involving exploration, production, development and transportation. He has negotiated master agreements including the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement, The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas, and The Leadership for Energy Automation Practices (LEAP) Master Agreement for Purchasing and Selling Refined Petroleum Products and Crude Oil. He also has advised clients with respect to the regulations of the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Outside of his Energy experience, Scott works with clients in a variety of other industries, including Entertainment, Sports, Gaming, Cannabis/CBD, and Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology.
Represented clients on blockchain matters related to digital currencies, private equity, energy, real estate, M&A, investment funds, privacy and cybersecurity.
Managed and evaluated numerous multimillion dollar investment opportunities in energy, technology and real estate markets, as well as due diligence.
Managed all due diligence acquisition projects for multiple clients throughout the U.S., including seven in the Permian Basin totaling more than $14 billion, and five projects in the Utica Shale totaling more than $8.5 billion.
Analyzed and managed title examination issues for oil and gas title opinions for basins throughout the U.S.
Represented a Los Angeles-based Entertainment Company in launching a Security Token Offering (STO) for a streaming video, music and entertainment platform.
Advised a Nevada-based CBD and Cannabis Distributor on all matters pertaining to organization and startup of business, including capital formation activities, application for permits to grow, process and dispense CBD and Cannabis in California and Nevada.
Assisted international refiner with respect to agreements for the purchase and sale of refined products (including Renewable Identification Numbers) and agreements related to terminal services, as well as the company’s expansion of its crude oil procurement and refined products trading.
Represented a Dallas-based, private exploration and production company in its negotiation of a $70 million reserve-based loan. Also represented the company in connection with the acquisition financing for its acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets.
Represented a Fort Worth-based, private exploration and production company in the $101 million sale of upstream and associated midstream oil and gas assets located in the Eagle Ford Shale.
Represented an Austin-based, private exploration and production company in the $275 million purchase of upstream and associated midstream oil and gas assets located in the Permian Basin.
Represented a Dallas-based, private exploration and production company in the $91.4 million purchase of upstream and associated midstream oil and gas assets located in the Permian Basin.
Represented lead arranger and administrative agent in a $350 million credit facility with Permian Basin focused borrower. The initial borrowing base was $50 million.
Represented Dallas investment fund in $50 million Series A investment in growth company in Artificial Intelligence industry
Represented Austin-based seller in an equity rollover transaction in which a Texas-based private equity firm acquired a controlling interest in two target Texas-based businesses
Represented investor in financing round for a growth company in the gaming industry.
Represented startup technology company in $20 million Series A financing round.
Assisted international petroleum refining company with adherence to and compliance with the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act in negotiations with franchise owners and fuel distributors.
Represented a natural gas producer in Texas with respect to asset management agreements on two interstate pipelines.
Drafted and negotiated energy management agreements with respect to natural gas-fired generation facilities in California, Texas, and Oklahoma.
News & Insights
- Press Release05.28.2019
"Distressed M&A in the Energy Industry," Energy Bar Association, November 19, 2020
"Top Ten Contracting Issues and Solutions," Association of Corporate Counsel – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Webinar, November 17, 2020
"Investment Bank Engagement Letters," Stinson's M&A Boot Camp, September 10, 2020
"Distressed M&A deals and Anticipated Litigation in the wake of COVID-19," Association of Corporate Counsel – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Webinar, May 14, 2020
- Firm Events02.27.2020
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
American Association of Petroleum Landmen
- Accreditation Committee Member – Assistant Chair
Independent Petroleum Association of America
Association for Corporate Growth
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
American Bar Association
- Business Law Education Committee
- Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Education Committee
Practices & Industries
- Texas, 2008
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 2006
University of Texas, B.A., 2004
- McCombs School of Business Certificate