Scott Shail leads the Financial Services Industry Team for Parker Poe. He has represented financial institutions and other Fortune 500 clients for approximately 25 years as both in-house counsel and in private practice. As internal counsel at Wells Fargo & Co., Scott provided legal advice to multiple client groups that managed distressed and performing loan portfolios. His understanding of the internal operations of financial institutions makes him a unique and critical partner to his clients.
Scott has extensive experience in both loan originations and problem loans. His loan origination work for banks encompasses all aspects of lending secured by commercial real estate and business assets. He frequently advises lenders on structuring loans and assessing alternatives that protect lenders’ rights and interests, including the use of syndicated lending and derivative contracts such as swaps.
Prior to his position as senior counsel with Wells Fargo, Scott practiced at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., concentrating on financial matters for national and international clients. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul Mannes, former chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.
Scott has earned a Yellow Belt Certification in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute. He teamed up with clients to earn the certification through a two-day course that Parker Poe hosted.