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Scott A. Augustine



Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts

Case Western Reserve University, Juris Doctorate, cum laude


Recognized three times as a "Georgia Rising Star" by Georgia Super Lawyers among Corporate Attorneys in Georgia. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Georgia are named to the list. Recognition as one of the best attorneys under age 40.

Senior Editor, Health-Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine.

J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

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Scott Augustine is an innovative and trusted advisor to, and advocate for, businesses across the country. 

Mr. Augustine serves as general outside counsel on legal and business matters to many of the country’s leading public and private companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. These impactful and important companies come from, and themselves often represent, a wide spectrum of industries including: commercial real estate (owners, builders and developers), consumer finance, family offices, franchising, health care, physician groups, licensing and distribution, manufacturing, technology, defense contracting, merchant services, retail services, telecommunications, and professional and environmental consulting.

Working with entrepreneurs and owners, CEOs, general counsel, and other C-suite and lead executives, Mr. Augustine’s practice is focused on the intersection of law and business. Drawing on Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s core competency in tax, Mr. Augustine brings the firm’s tax attorneys and each client’s existing team of professionals together, to ensure that all transactions are structured in the most tax efficient manner to set the stage for business expansion and financial success.

Client Results

  • Buying and selling companies in a variety of industries: transportation, merchant services, manufacturing, automobile dealers, publishing, architecture, technology, logistics, call center, SBIC’s, medical consulting, retail sales.

  • Private placements of securities.

  • Creating different series and classes of equity.

  • Negotiating syndicated commercial loans and bank workouts.

  • Preparing complex operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and phantom stock plans.

  • Structuring joint ventures to acquire, develop, and construct commercial real estate projects.



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