Scott Night

Practices

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

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

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.

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.

Honors

DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers List

D Magazine recognizes 34 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in their annual “Best Lawyers of Dallas” directory, marking the strongest showing since 2011.

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers® in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year the firm increased its honored practices to 56.

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

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