Scott Helbing


Education and Clerkships

J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, cum laude, Phi Delta Phi, Order of the Lytae

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma




Scott Helbing’s practice focuses on financial transactions, principally in the areas of commercial, energy, and real estate. His experience includes representing financial institutions and corporations in workout and restructuring matters.

Scott has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in structuring, negotiating and documenting syndicated credit facilities, bilateral facilities, second lien and subordinated debt financings, as well as loan restructures and workouts involving complex energy, C&I, and real estate finance matters.

Scott has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2012; named a Best Lawyer by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011; and recognized as a Best Lawyer in Bank Lending in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009, and in Banking and Finance Law, 2021.

Scott is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, and the Real Estate Council. His community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Suicide & Crises Center of North Texas from 2009-2011, the City of University Park’s Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee from 2005-2010 and on the board of directors and as legal counsel for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce from 2006-2009.


Scott Helbing

Finance Veteran Scott Helbing Rejoins Haynes and Boone

Scott Helbing, a finance practitioner with special emphasis on commercial lending and energy finance, has rejoined Haynes and Boone, LLP as partner.

Selected Client Representations

Commercial and Real Estate Finance

  • US $2.6 billion equivalent global credit facility to publicly traded REIT involving U.S., Canada, Euro, Japan, Korea, and China tranches.
  • Real estate development, sale-leaseback, subleasing, acquisition and disposition of income producing properties and corporate headquarters.
  • $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.
  • $1.1 billion credit facility to publicly traded resort management company.
  • Structuring and negotiating, on behalf of individual lenders and multi-jurisdictional bank syndicates, credit facilities to private equity funds, real estate development companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), and advising on related issues.
  • $450 million revolving credit facility to publicly traded national homebuilder.
  • $400 million multi-year revolving credit facility and $100 million 364-day multicurrency revolving credit facility to publicly traded real estate investment trust.
  • $320 million advancing term loan facility to facilitate acquisition financing and refinancing of publicly traded senior notes secured by multiple hotel properties.
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in dozens of commercial and industrial middle market revolving and term loan facilities ranging from $3 million to $100 million.
  • Representation of real estate partnership in the acquisition of multiple commercial properties and the assumption of multiple conduit loans secured thereby.

Energy Finance

  • Representation of Agent in $250 million facility secured by producing properties in Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas.
  • Representation of energy lenders in bank facilities ($5 million to $150 million) in connection with secured reserve based oil and gas production loans.
  • Representation of agent in revolving credit and term facility for the roll up of multiple Texas based oil field service companies.
  • Representation of lender in multiple reserve based credit facilities to independent producers of oil and gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and North Dakota.
  • Representation of corporation engaged in the drilling and completion of offshore oil and gas wells in connection with its $150 million senior credit facility.

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