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Restructuring & Insolvency 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Scott Charles garners considerable recommendations for his significant experience providing first-rate counsel to clients on bankruptcy and distressed merger matters.


Scott K Charles became partner in the restructuring and finance department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1991. Mr Charles has focused on the areas of commercial transactions, distressed mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy since he joined the firm in 1984, and he has represented many institutional lenders, creditors committees and distressed securities investors in various troubled debt situations.

Mr Charles received a BS summa cum laude in economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and a JD from the Harvard Law School in 1984. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr Charles frequently lectures at various seminars conducted by the Practising Law Institute, the Commercial Finance Association, Turnaround and Management Association and Continuing Legal Education. He has authored and co-authored several articles and outlines involving distressed mergers and acquisitions, prepackaged plans of reorganisation, debtor-in-possession financing, the rights of secured and unsecured creditors both inside and outside bankruptcy, and various aspects of the Chapter 11 process. 

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