Scott R. Smith


Scott Smith concentrates his practice in the area of highly complex corporate finance transactions serving as counsel to borrowers, issuers, and lenders. Scott has deep experience on some of the most unique and significant cross-border loans and syndicated deals with particular emphasis in the Maritime industry.

Scott’s representative matters range from middle-market deals to multibillion-dollar financings in connection with:

  • Vessel facilities
  • Fund financings
  • Private note issuances
  • Acquisition and divestiture financings
  • Workouts and restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Complex hedging transactions

With extensive experience on both sides of the transaction, Scott helps banks, commercial finance companies, private equity groups, public and private companies, REITs, shipping companies, and second lien lenders maximize leverage and security in complex and sophisticated lending matters. Scott’s finance and lending experience has extended to a wide range of industries, including branding, business services, construction, financial services, healthcare, litigation finance, manufacturing, maritime, metals, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical.

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  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association



  • New York


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, BS
  • New York Law School, JD, cum laude
  • St. John's University, MBA