Scott Greenberg, Shareholder

Biography

Scott Greenberg is a shareholder with Sandberg Phoenix. His primary focus areas are debtor/creditor relations, bankruptcy and reorganization, banking, mortgage servicing, title insurance, as well as general corporate and real estate matters.

Former chair of the firm’s Strategic Plan Committee, Scott has served as a member of the Compensation Committee and is the former Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono program, which assists indigent clients and charitable organizations with free legal service.

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Scott was a partner and founding member of Davis, Davis, Kasnetz & Greenberg.

Scott’s hobbies include cars, fly fishing and guitar playing. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar in the rock band, “Iron Hip and the Pallbearers”.

EXPERIENCE

Representing Banks, Servicers and Lenders

Practicing law for more than thirty years, Scott has a proven track record representing community, regional and national banks, as well as mortgage servicers and other lenders. His expertise is concentrated in matters of lending, enforcing creditors’ rights, and representing creditors in bankruptcy court and related proceedings. He regularly counsels banks and other lenders in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and foreclosures.

Among the matters Scott has recently handled are:

  • Scott serves as national counsel to a large international insurance company counseling it on bankruptcy matters related to its litigation.
  • Scott successfully represented an internationally known shoe company that acquired 27 stores in the Bakers Footwear bankruptcy in a contested 363 sale.
  • He served as co-counsel for an internationally known aluminum manufacturer which successfully acquired assets of the debtor valued over $300 million through a 363 sale in the Noranda Aluminum Chapter 11 case.
  • Scott represented numerous landlords and creditors in Patriot Coal, Payless ShoeSource, Armstrong Energy, Abengoa Bioenergy and various Chapter 11 cases.
  • Scott served as co-counsel in the Peabody Energy Chapter 11 for the case’s largest shareholder who petitioned the Court to appoint an equity shareholders’ committee.
  • He represented the senior secured lender in the collection of the client’s secured debt in the state court Vatterott Educational Centers receivership.
  • Scott represented a locally owned St. Louis bank in a complex restructuring of a borrower’s debt, which included the negotiation and drafting of an intercreditor agreement with another bank that had competing interests.
  • Scott represented a medical supply distributor in the successful acquisition of substantially all assets of the debtors in a contested 363 sale.

Corporate and Real Estate

Scott assists clients with a variety of contractual matters, including asset purchase agreements, stock agreements, licensing agreements and non-competes, as well as a variety of real estate related matters and closings, including a $20 million sale of an apartment complex. He has also successfully litigated or negotiated a host of title insurance claims and related matters.

Background

Scott has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2013 – 2017 and earned distinction as one of St. Louis’ Top Rated Lawyers of 2014, as presented by Legal Leaders. Selected from more than 400 attorneys nationwide, he was named Citi Residential Lending’s 2007 “Attorney of the Year” and was named a “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer” in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2006. Scott is the recipient of the 2009 Fidelity National Information Services Company Summit Award, and also the Performance Excellence Award for 2008 and 2010.

Professional Activities

Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

He is the former Chair for the Pro Bono program at the firm, assisting indigent clients and charitable organizations with free legal service. He also served as a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Education

Scott earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. In 1980 he earned his B.S.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

BIOGRAPHY

Scott Greenberg is an attorney and shareholder with Sandberg Phoenix. His primary focus is debtor/creditor relations, bankruptcy and reorganization, banking, mortgage servicing and title insurance, as well as general corporate and real estate matters.

Former chair of the firm’s Strategic Plan Committee, Scott currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and is the former Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono program, which assists indigent clients and charitable organizations with free legal service.

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Scott was formerly a partner and founding member of Davis, Davis, Kasnetz & Greenberg.

Scott’s hobbies include cars, fly fishing and guitar playing. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing lead guitar in his rock band, “Iron Hip and the Pallbearers”.

EXPERIENCE

Representing Banks, Servicers and Lenders

Practicing law for more than thirty years, Scott has a proven track record representing community, regional and national banks, as well as mortgage servicers and lenders. His expertise is concentrated in matters of lending, enforcing creditors’ rights, Bankruptcy Court and related proceedings.

Recently, he successfully represented a locally owned St. Louis bank in a complex restructuring of a borrower’s debt, which included the negotiation and drafting of an intercreditor agreement with another bank that had competing interests.

Scott has served as counsel to numerous creditors’ committees, including Superior Insulating Tape Company, Juvenile Shoe Corporation, Kawin Chotin Jewelers, Sky Top Sunroofs, St. Louis Leasing, and others. In St. Louis Leasing he served as lead counsel to a committee of secured investors comprising over $50 Million in secured claims and guided the group to a successful conclusion in a complex Chapter 11 reorganization case.

Corporate and Real Estate

Assists clients with a variety of contractual matters, including asset purchase agreements, stock agreements, licensing agreements and non-competes, as well as a variety of real estate related matters and closings, including a recent $20 Million sale of an apartment complex.  He has also successfully litigated or negotiated a host of title insurance claims and related matters.

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