Scott Wallace


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1979, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Award for highest individual grade on Texas Bar Exam

B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Tech University, 1976, highest honors

Bar Admissions



Scott Wallace has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate securities, mergers, acquisitions and providing counsel to a broad spectrum of clients with complex business transactions.

Mr. Wallace has completed transactions including:

  • Negotiating mergers and acquisitions involving public and privately held entities
  • Numerous contests for corporate control representing acquiring and target companies involving tender offers and proxy contests
  • Public and private debt and equity offerings
  • Hedge fund investments in public and privately held entities
  • Counseling boards of directors and executive officers relating to fiduciary duties and corporate governance issues
  • SEC compliance


  • Co-Author, "Board of Directors Guide 2010"
  • Author, "Event Risk Covenants in Bond Indentures"

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas - Business Law Section


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

The Best Lawyers in America 2016, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 114 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers across more than 60 practice areas.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters - Mergers and Acquisitions (2009-2015); Securities & Corporate Finance (2015)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. - Corporate Law (2012-2016) Commercial Finance Law (2016)
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

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