Scott W. Reid


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Scott Reid focuses his practice on private equity, debt financing transactions, and debt restructurings. He closes billions of dollars of debt financing transactions each year for private equity funds, commercial borrowers, financial institutions, and special situation investors in transactions that include asset-based and cash flow-based financing, project-level financing, acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, and subordinated debt financing. Scott also regularly counsels clients on debt finance compliance and corporate governance matters, intercreditor matters, liability management, workouts and restructurings, and debtor-in-possession financing.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Scott was a debt finance partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His prior experience also includes serving as in-house counsel for an international maritime and logistics company and as an economist for an international consulting firm. From these varied experiences, Scott has developed a holistic perspective that he combines with deep industry knowledge when counseling clients on strategy and compliance matters.

Scott has also advised an urban farm on corporate formation, corporate governance, real estate, public benefit, and 501(c)(3) tax exemption matters on a pro bono basis.