Scott's Profile

Scott is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper's Banking & Finance and Real Estate practice groups. He focuses his practice on all aspects of the representation of lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions, structured financing transactions, and multi-state financing transactions.

Scott's extensive real estate experience includes the representation of clients in the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate. In addition, Scott has over twenty years of experience representing lenders making loans pursuant to the programs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Scott serves as a member of the Freddie Mac Multifamily Legal Advisory Council and has been elected to the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. For numerous years, Scott has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Real Estate Law and Banking and Finance Law.

Scott's Experience

Representative Transactions

Commercial Lending

  • Represented mortgage banking client in origination and sale of loans totaling $215,000,000 on a portfolio of twenty-one assisted living facilities
  • Represented mortgage banking client in the origination of $92,000,000 multi-state credit facility secured by multifamily properties
  • Represents national agency lenders in loan transactions for apartments, seniors housing facilities, and manufactured home communities

Real Estate

  • Represented national retailer in connection with site selection, acquisition, financing, and economic development incentives for the development of 150,000 square foot store
  • Represented hospital system in sale of two hospitals and related free-standing clinics
  • Represented hospital system in sale of five medical office buildings, including condominium units and long-term ground lease
  • Represented international oil company with site selection and development for $20,000,000 lubricant processing plant
  • Represented State of Alabama in acquisition and development of land for automotive manufacturing plant
  • Represented client in the acquisition and/or development of restaurant sites in four states

Scott's Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2008 - present); Banking and Finance Law (2019 - present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2016 - present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2008 - 2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Scott's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Board of Regents (2006-2012)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Affordable Housing Forum
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Board of Directors (2003-2007)
  • Kiwanis Club of Homewood - Mountain Brook

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (1989, J.D., Alabama Law Review; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Student Honor Court Justice)
  • University of Alabama
    • (1986, B.S., Commerce and Business Administration)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas...

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