Scott Night

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1989, cum laude; Order of the Coif

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1983, with honors

Admissions

Texas

Profile

Scott Night is a Finance partner in Haynes and Boone’s Dallas office. 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 & Partners, 2010-2016) 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.

Honors

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Maintains Solid Showing on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has again recognized Haynes and Boone in its annual award listings, highlighting 61 firm lawyers, with three celebrating 10 years on the list.


Published by Thomson Reuters, September 2016

Newsletter

ACCRUED INTEREST  A Finance Newsletter from Haynes and Boone, LLP

Accrued Interest: A Finance Newsletter from Haynes and Boone

Haynes and Boone has Finance professionals resident in offices across the globe. This edition of Accrued Interest focuses on some of our newest partners and counsel who are resident outside of our Dallas and New York offices. Their talents have further broadened both the depth of experience and geographic scope evident in our Finance practice.

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 108 Haynes and Boone lawyers across more than 50 practice areas in the 2017 edition.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc., August 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Past Chair: Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Vice Chair: Texas Business Law Foundation
  • Member: Commercial Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member: Opinions Law Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member: Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Selected Client Representations

  • US$3.4 billion equivalent global credit facility, US$1.75 billion equivalent global credit facility, and US$487.5 million equivalent term loan facility to publicly traded REIT involving U.S., Canada, Euro, Japan, Korea, and China tranches.
  • $1.5 billion revolving credit and letter of credit facilities to publicly traded national homebuilder.
  • $1.21 billion revolving credit facility to publicly traded national homebuilder.
  • €900 million equivalent senior unsecured credit facility to European property fund.
  • $700 million revolving credit and term loan facility secured by 16 hotel properties in multiple states.
  • $500 million revolving credit facility for acquisition, construction, and development of multiple real property projects.
  • $475 million revolving credit facility to publicly traded REIT.
  • $450 million revolving credit facility to publicly traded national homebuilder.
  • $320 million advancing term loan facility to facilitate acquisition financing and refinancing of publicly traded senior notes secured by multiple hotel properties.
  • $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility to publicly traded real estate investment trust and its operating partnership.
  • $300 million multi-currency revolving line of credit to publicly traded oil and gas production and marketing company.
  • $200 million revolving credit facility secured by 25 hotel properties in multiple states.
  • $140 million term loan facility secured by eight hotel properties in multiple states.
  • $135 million revolving line of credit secured by 36 self-storage properties located in multiple states.
  • $45 million revolving credit loan and $5 million term loan to National Basketball Association franchise.
  • $188.35 million revolving credit and term loan facility in connection with acquisition of wine distribution business.
  • $20 million revolving credit facility for working capital and acquisitions for an equipment distributor.
  • $40 million credit facility to an oil and gas royalty partnership.
  • $39.4 million revolving credit and term loan facility in connection with the acquisition of a rubber compounding business.
  • $35 million revolving credit and term loan facility in connection with the acquisition of a distributor of oil and lubricant products.

Professional Recognition

  • AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance, 2010-2016
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc., for Banking and Finance, 2013-2017
  • Named in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2016
  • Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, for Banking and Finance, 2005, 2011, and 2015

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