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Scott A. Augustine



Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts

Case Western Reserve University, Juris Doctorate, cum laude


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

J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

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Scott Augustine is the Chair of the Corporate, Securities & Finance Section in Atlanta and a member of our firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Augustine is an innovative and trusted advisor to, and advocate for, businesses across the country. A legal practitioner for over two decades, in the last three years, Mr. Augustine handled mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with deal sizes ranging from $10 million to $250 million, and collectively valued at more than $500 million; venture capital and private placement offerings and investments in excess of $325 million combined; and borrower-side loan transactions with aggregate  closing values of approximately $300 million. 

Mr. Augustine serves as general outside counsel to a wide spectrum of industries including: manufacturers, physicians and physician groups, commercial real estate (owners, builders and developers), consumer finance, family offices, franchises, health care, licensing and distribution, logistics, chemicals, technology, commercial insurance, 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.

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • $18,000,000 sale of consumer product company;
    • $12,000,000 acquisition of logistics company;
    • $10,000,000 sale of manufacturing company to strategic buyer;
    • $250,000,000 sale of chemical company;
    • $25,000,000 sale of waste company;
    • $16,000,000 sale of Independent Sales Organization;
    • $100,000,000 sale of insurance brokerage business;
    • $14,000,000 sale of insurance brokerage business;
    • $32,000,000 sale of automobile dealerships;
    • $21,000,000 sale of automobile dealerships;
    • $14,000,000 sale of professional consulting firm;
    • $125,000,000 sale of franchised businesses in roll-up by franchisor;
    • $4,000,000 triangular merger;
    • $15,000,000 redemption of dissenting shareholder;
    • $82,000,000 sale of logistics company
  • Loan transactions (on behalf of borrowers):
    • $12,500,000 debt facility to purchase consumer receivables;
    • $65,000,000 syndicated term and revolving loans;
    • $38,000,000 syndicated term and revolving loans;
    • $20,000,000 construction loan for condominium project;
    • $11,000,000 operating loan consolidation;
    • $15,000,000 permanent financing loan for multi-family development;
    • $15,000,000 construction loan;
    • $60,000,000 asset based loan;
    • $20,000,000 asset based loan;
    • Numerous $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 loans;
  • Private Placements:
    • $14,000,000 private placement;
    • $12,000,000  private placement;
    • $30,000,000 private placement;
    • Numerous $500,000 to $2,500,000 offerings;
    • $270,000,000 private placement for single client;
  • General Matters:
    • Heavy concentration on contract drafting;
    • Incentive Stock Options/Non-Qualified Stock Options;
    • Employee equity incentive plans and phantom stock plans;
    • Complex shareholders’ agreements and operating agreements;
    • Purchase and supply agreements, UCC Article 2 matters;
    • Serving as general outside counsel on a variety of legal and business matters.