Scott has been quoted in several local and national publications, including the Wall Street Journal Online, Business Week, the Atlanta Journal, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Fulton County Daily Report. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He has provided trusted representation to businesses, individuals, banks and financial institutions, Bankruptcy trustees and court appointed receivers. For over seven years, Scott has published the Georgia Bankruptcy Blog, which has been ranked as one of the top online legal resources in the country. Scott has also been a speaker at several seminars. In addition, he believes it is very important to make a difference in the lives of others, whether it is locally in Atlanta or in another country.
June 2019 – Scott represented the owner of several franchises of a worldwide restaurant chain in its reorganization, with the company remaining in operation through the Covid pandemic. The client was able to pay off all secured debt in the Chapter 11, work with the franchisor and emerge from Bankruptcy.
January 2017 – In a case of first impression in the district, we defeated a Motion to Reopen our client’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case and Motion to Extend Time to File a Discharge Complaint filed by two creditors holding several million dollars in claims. The Court held that the deadline to file a proceeding to revoke a debtor’s discharge cannot be extended after it expired and the time limits were not subject to equitable tolling. The case is reported as In re Anzo, Ch. 7 Case No. 14-22766, 562 B.R. 819, 2016 WL 432787 (Bankr. N.D Ga. 2017). Judge Sacca’s order and be viewed by clicking here.
December 2016 – On behalf of our client, a real estate developer and investor, we prevailed at trial in a case filed by a creditor to except his debt from our client’s Chapter 7 discharge. Litigation had been going on between the parties for several years, and involved claims exceeding $1 million. In re Anzo, Ch. 7 Case No. 14-22766, 562 B.R. 819, 2016 WL 7443170 (Bankr. N.D Ga. 2016) The 38 page final order of the Court can be accessed by clicking here.
June 2014 – Scott traveled with a team to the West Bank (Palestinian) area of Israel to conduct a week-long sports camp for kids (and parents) from all cultures, showing that there is often some common ground. The camp was in Jericho just a few minutes from the Dead Sea, and the group was also able to take side trips to the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem.
December 2013 – Scott became a member and contributor to the Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers Network, which provides straightforward Bankruptcy information to individuals and small business in Georgia.
October 2013 – Scott was a member of a team that conducted a medical clinic in Haiti, and was an “orderly” for the week. Several hundred villagers received treatment and medicine that would otherwise have been unavailable to them.
August 2013 – On behalf of commercial clients, Scott obtained confirmation of two Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization.
July 2013 – Scott spent a week in Kenya, participating in a project that will improve the education of children and improve the quality of water in the village.
June 2013 – Scott was interviewed for an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about four Atlanta restaurants that filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases.
April 2013 – Scott attended the four-day Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute in Washington D.C.
October 2012 – Scott attended a two day seminar on Chapter 12 Bankruptcy cases. Chapter 12 cases are specifically for Family Farmers or Family Fisherman. Although Chapter 12 filings are relatively infrequent in Georgia, especially in the Northern District, they are often advantageous for clients who qualify.
September 2012 – Scott was quoted in an Atlanta Journal article about the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing of the well-known radio pitchman/owner of Lenox Financial.
September 2012 – Scott, with a team from The 410 Bridge, spent a week in Haiti working on construction projects with the deaf community. It was Scott’s third trip to Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.
June 2012 – Scott was featured in a special section in the June 15, 2012 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The feature article, entitled “Buying on the Brink,” discussed the risks and rewards of buying business assets and companies in Bankruptcy.
December 2011 – Scott was quoted in an Atlanta Journal article about the bankruptcy filing of former Gwinnett County commissioner Kevin Kenerly.
June 2011 – Scott completed his second term as a member of the Board of Directors, Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
May 2011 – Scott was retained to serve as lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case of Re/Max Greater Atlanta (Greater Atlanta Broker Solutions, LLC). This case represents the filing of one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the Southeast.
November 2010 – Scott was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal about the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing of fast food chain Mrs. Winner’s.
July 2010 – Scott was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the rise of Bankruptcy cases filed in the Northern District of Georgia in the first half of 2010.
March 2010 – Scott was a presenter at the Seventh Annual Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium held at the Emory University School of Law. The title of the presentation was Ethics 2.0—The Ethical Challenges and Pitfalls Web 2.0 Presents to Bankruptcy Attorneys.
September 2009 – Scott was quoted in an Atlanta Journal article about the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing of Spa Sydell in the Northern District of Georgia.
August 2009 – Scott was quoted in an Atlanta Journal article about the bid by golfer Phil Mickelson to purchase a Waffle House franchisee that was in Bankruptcy in Tennessee.
May 2009 – Scott was selected as a member of the Board of Directors, Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
September 2008 – Scott was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle entitled Home Builders at the End of the Line. The article discusses bankruptcy filings by home builders, and why reorganization is not a viable option for many of them.
June 2008 – Scott was quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle article entitled Subdivision Developers Seeking Shelter in Court. The article discusses home builders and residential developers who seek protection in Bankruptcy Court.
May 2008 – Scott was a speaker at a seminar sponsored by National Business Institute on Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts. The subject of the presentation was Bankruptcy Litigation.
February 2008 – Scott presented at a HalfMoon Seminar on Creditors’ Claims in Chapter 7.
May 2007 – The Georgia Bankruptcy Blog was chosen as the Law Blog of the Day by the Inter Alia Blog.
May 2007 – Scott was a speaker and presenter at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute. Scott spoke on two subjects, Bankruptcy Code and Rules and Bankruptcy Litigation.