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Scott Ellis focuses his practice on the representation of companies, private equity funds, and other financial sponsors in strategic initiatives and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, restructurings, and joint ventures. Scott is experienced in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of portfolio companies for these clients.

Scott also advises real estate funds, investors, and developers in the acquisition and disposition of their portfolios, with a particular focus on structuring real estate joint ventures.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2022-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2014-2015
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions Section
    • Chairman, 2017
  • Member, St. Mark’s School of Texas Alumni Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Dallas Chapter
    • Member, Texas Capital Connection Committee


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2004
  • M.B.A., Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, 2004
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1998
  • Texas