L. Scott Seymour

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


Scott represents private equity sponsors, private and public companies on a broad range of commercial transactions and tax matters.  Scott’s practice includes advising sponsors, investors and companies on merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance, senior, second lien and mezzanine credit facilities, preferred equity investments, capital restructurings and debt and equity work-outs.  In addition to his commercial practice, Scott also represents local government boards, commissions and authorities in governance and transactional matters.  Scott is a partner in the Commercial and Tax Sections where he serves as the Chair of the firm’s Business Taxation Group, Co-Chair of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Industry Team and Chair of the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Team.  Scott also works closely with members of the Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Group in connection with out of court and in-court debt restructurings, work-outs and asset sales pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Representative Matters

Private Equity and Manufacturing Industries

  • Represented private equity sponsor and management investors of waste management and recycling company in restructuring and sale to public corporation
  • Represented private equity-owned manufacturer in equity recapitalization and new senior credit facility
  • Represented propane wholesale and retail distribution company in sale to strategic partner
  • 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
  • Represented borrower in forbearance negotiation and restructuring of senior and mezzanine 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 national building product manufacturer in divestiture of operating divisions in 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 private investor group in equity recapitalization of under-performing office building portfolio
  • Represented national real estate-focused private equity fund in debt work-out and equity recapitalization of multifamily residential project
  • 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

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • 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