Scott Night chairs the firm’s robust and multi-disciplined Finance Practice. Scott has represented lenders and borrowers in a wide range of complex finance transactions including structuring and documenting syndicated credit facilities and multi-currency facilities. For example, he has represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a US$3.4 billion equivalent global credit facility, a US$1.75 billion equivalent global credit facility, and a €500 million equivalent term loan facility to publicly traded REIT involving U.S., Canada, Euro, Japan, Korea, and China tranches. Scott has broad experience in secured and unsecured credit facilities to REIT’s, real estate investment funds, and homebuilders, as well as to the hospitality industry. He also represents private equity sponsors in leveraged financings to acquire or recapitalize their portfolio companies.
Clients and other practitioners interviewed by Chambers USA (Chambers and Partners, 2010-2014) have praised Scott for his ability to bring a business perspective to transactions, demeanor, responsiveness, and ability to work well with opposing parties.
Prior to attending law school, Scott worked as an auditor with a “Big Four” accounting firm. Scott is a frequent speaker and author on finance-related issues including Texas usury laws.
Scott currently serves as the chair of the Texas Business Law Foundation. The Foundation sponsors Texas legislation that advances business law and solves problems, monitors state legislative and administrative proposals of interest to foundation members, endorses or opposes those proposals and serves as a source of advice and consultation to the legislative, judicial and executive branches of Texas government. Scott has also had extensive involvement with the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In addition to being a past chair, he has chaired the Commercial Financial Services Committee and has been an active member of the Opinions Law Committee.
Scott is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. He was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in banking and finance from 2010 through 2015, Chambers and Partners. Scott was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance, 2013-2015. In 2009-2014, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and in 2005 and 2011 was listed as one of the top attorneys in bank lending in Dallas by D Magazine, 2015.