Kaufman and Canoles

L. Scott Seymour

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

Office: Norfolk

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Scott is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Team, Chair of the Business Taxation Group and a member of the Commercial Section. As a former in-house general counsel, his practice focuses on providing outside general counsel services to his clients. He concentrates in commercial transactions, corporate law and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, commercial finance, private equity transactions and business tax issues.

Practice Areas


Representative Matters

Manufacturing & Consumer Products 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 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 and honors

  • Law Review; University of Richmond, 1993-1995


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


  • Virginia


  • Christopher Newport University; B.S., Accounting, 1988
  • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., cum laude, 1995

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