Scott Nelson advises domestic and international clients on public M&A and private equity transactions, corporate governance, and commercial matters. His practice has involved transactions in a variety of industries, including software and technology services, payments processing, energy, aviation, and life sciences.
Scott's recent software and technology representations include Xact Data Discovery (a global e-discovery provider) in its $625 million sale from JLL Partners to Aquiline Capital Partners; Ansys, Inc. in its acquisitions of Analytical Graphics (a provider of simulation software for aerospace, defense, and intelligence applications) for $700 million and Phoenix Integration for $75 million; ACI Worldwide in its acquisition of Western Union's Speedpay payments processing business for $750 million; and Verimatrix (formerly Inside Secure, a French public company) in its acquisition of Verimatrix (a U.S. content security and rights management provider) for $145 million.
Other recent transactions include Misonix's (Nasdaq: MSON) announced $518 million acquisition by Bioventus (Nasdaq: BVS), Signature Aviation's $230 million divestiture of the Global Engine Services business to StandardAero, SITE Centers' acquisition of Blackstone's interest in a former joint venture between the parties that own and operate retail shopping centers, and Diamond S Shipping's $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners. Scott has also represented a globally recognized recording artist in products endorsement deals.
Prior to his legal career, Scott marketed technology solutions at Apple and interned with Union Pacific Railroad.
Scott has provided pro bono services to the American Association of People with Disabilities, Her Justice, and the Legal Aid Society.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2017; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in Business Administration 2012, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Economics)
- New York
- Intern, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, United States Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (Summer 2015)
- Judicial Extern to: Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2017) and Judge Donald S. Kurtz, New York Supreme Court, Kings County (Summer 2015)