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Overview

Scott advises businesses on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities and other corporate matters.

Clients rely on Scott’s strategic, practical guidance to see them through crucial business decisions. He represents clients of all sizes and stages, including startups, long-standing family businesses, venture groups and private equity funds. Scott’s broad experience has positioned him well to spot unique issues for clients during the course of a transaction. He utilizes careful attention to legal details to best guide clients to their ultimate business goals. Clients rely on Scott for a true business consultant relationship as he collaborates with them on transactions on a day-to-day basis.

A frequent contributor to the startup community throughout Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin, Scott is proud to represent closely held and emerging companies. He works hand in hand with clients to help their businesses grow and excel. Scott is also a member of Husch Blackwell’s Innovate Team, which focuses on providing streamlined legal services to startups.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2019

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • cum laude
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
    • Thomas More Law Scholar
    • Marquette Law Review, Managing Editor
  • B.A., University of Minnesota
    • Sociology, minor in Business Management
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Managed spinout of utility analytics company from Marquette University.
  • Second-chaired $23 million asset sale of industrial lighting and ovens manufacturer to private equity group.
  • Organized real estate holding company and S corporation for acquisition of distressed food distribution company.
  • Represented U.S. subsidiary of international manufacturing company in $28 million stock sale.
  • Represented closely held manufacturer of tanks and marine components in asset sale to an international company.
  • Advised buyer of food and drug manufacturer on asset sale and acquisition of manufacturing facility.
  • Advised CULedger, a technology startup that brings blockchain solutions to the credit union industry, on corporate organization, operating agreement, private placement memo, and licensing and other technology agreements.

Securities/Private Placement

  • Managed $7 million capital raise for local distillery.
  • Actively represents family office on usage of SEC Rule 506(b) and development of blind-pool real estate fund.
  • Advised insurance tech company on differences between utility and securities tokens.
  • Prepared private placement memoranda and blind pool private fund for food and beverage private equity group.
  • Counseled client pursuing SEC Rule 506(c) private placement on real estate crowdfunding platform.
  • Prepared private placement memoranda for $10 million SEC Rule 506(b) offering of Blockchain/distributed ledger startup focused on Credit Union industry.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Negotiated multiproperty industrial leasing arrangement on behalf of real estate holding company.
  • Represented real estate holding company in sale of industrial warehouse.
  • Advised closely held family partnership on sale of strip mall property.
  • Represented storage facility operator in multiple real estate acquisitions.
  • Advised borrower on $11 million refinancing transaction subject to cross-collateralization of real estate parcels.
  • Counseled real estate developer in acquisition of vacant land for apartment development.
  • Represented commercial vehicle lessor and fleet manager in syndicated credit facility and sale of senior and subordinated notes in transactions valued at more than $1 billion.
News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 17 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

News Releases | May 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Closes Finance Transactions in Excess of $1B for Merchants Automotive Group

Bill Gardner leads a Husch Blackwell team in closing a syndicated credit facility and the sale of senior and subordinated notes.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

Media Mentions | February 21, 2018
BizTimes Milwaukee: Startup Milwaukee Emerge (slideshow)

Husch Blackwell attorneys participate in the February startup event in Milwaukee focusing on Blockchain technology.

Outside the Office

Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, and traveling whenever possible.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Scott is an avid Wisconsin sports fan – including the dark years of the Milwaukee Bucks. He loves college basketball and one day hopes to experience March Madness in Las Vegas.

Community Leadership