L. Scott Seymour

Member • Chair of Business Taxation • Co-Chair of Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances • Co-Chair of Manufacturing & Distribution


Scott Seymour has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on corporate and tax issues. As a partner at Kaufman & Canoles, Scott focuses on providing outside general counsel services to his clients in commercial transactions, business tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and matters involving corporate law and governance. Scott also serves as Chair of the firm’s Business Taxation Group, Co-Chair of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances Practice Group and Chair of the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Team.

Representative Matters

Manufacturing & Distribution Industry

  • Represented private equity fund sponsor in connection with fund formation and portfolio company investments
  • Represented multiple private equity sponsored portfolio companies in connection with strategic acquisitions/divestitures and securing operating credit facilities
  • Served as in-house and, subsequently outside, general counsel to national business process outsourcing and document management organization, responsible for the organization’s legal functions and compliance, including those associated with ongoing operations, syndicated credit facilities and merger and acquisition activities
  • Represented privately held national business process outsourcing and document management organization in strategic sale to publicly traded competitor
  • Represented national building product manufacturer in buy-out of joint venture partner
  • Represented Workflow Management, Inc. and its affiliates in connection with its sale pursuant to Section 363 of the
  • Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented automotive OEM in acquisition of manufacturing line operations as a part of vertical integration strategy
  • Represented automotive OEM in manufacturing and product development joint venture arrangements as well as global sourcing and supply contracts and technology licensing
  • Represented national building products manufacturer and supplier in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions as well as joint venture, supply and sourcing arrangements
  • Represented specialty software design and sale business in strategic sale to international public company

Real Estate Industry

  • Represented sponsor of market rate apartment conversion of certified historic structure in formation and closing of joint venture to utilize Federal and Virginia Historic Tax Credits
  • Represented non-profit in joint venture agreement with Virginia Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit investor
  • Represented national real estate focused private equity fund sponsor in multiple acquisition and divestiture transactions, minority investments and mezzanine and preferred equity financing arrangements involving commercial office projects and multifamily residential real estate projects
  • Representation of managing partners in financing of multifamily residential real estate project
  • Representation of real estate investment partnerships in restructuring and governance matters
  • Represented regional petroleum logistics services provider in strategic acquisition by public company

Recognition & Honors

  • Law Review; University of Richmond
  • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2017-2020
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2019


  • Economic Development Authority for the City of Hampton, Virginia
  • Hampton Federal Area Development Authority


  • Virginia


  • Christopher Newport University; B.S., Accounting
  • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., cum laude
  • New York University School of Law; APC in Taxation