Scott Weiser

Partner

New York
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Overview

Scott Weiser is a cross-border business attorney and the leader of Baker Hostetler’s European Practice. Scott advises clients headquartered in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Great Britain and Spain on U.S.-related legal matters. He routinely counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of business entities, business lines and asset portfolios. Scott also advises clients on day-to-day operational issues, corporate governance and commercial agreements.

As a member of the New York City Bar Association, Scott served as assistant secretary to the Task Force on the Lawyer’s Role in Corporate Governance. In that role, he participated in the drafting of the “Report of the Task Force on the Lawyer’s Role in Corporate Governance.”

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  • Advised a German-headquartered global manufacturer of self-adhesive products and reflective materials in its stock acquisition of a Michigan-based Tier 1 supplier of trim graphics to the automotive industry; in its asset acquisition of a manufacturer of plastic film and sheets located in Connecticut; and in its acquisition, via a reverse merger, of a global manufacturer of reflective materials and optical components and films headquartered in Connecticut.
  • Advised a Swiss-based global transport and logistics group in its stock acquisition of a New York-headquartered time-critical transportation and logistics company; in its stock acquisition of a California-based perishable products transportation and distribution business; and in its stock acquisition of a Tennessee-headquartered multimodal shipping company.
  • Advised a German designer, manufacturer and retailer of high-quality wooden toys and games in its acquisition of an online retailer of natural toys and products for children and families.
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Experience

  • Advised a German-headquartered global manufacturer of self-adhesive products and reflective materials in its stock acquisition of a Michigan-based Tier 1 supplier of trim graphics to the automotive industry; in its asset acquisition of a manufacturer of plastic film and sheets located in Connecticut; and in its acquisition, via a reverse merger, of a global manufacturer of reflective materials and optical components and films headquartered in Connecticut.
  • Advised a Swiss-based global transport and logistics group in its stock acquisition of a New York-headquartered time-critical transportation and logistics company; in its stock acquisition of a California-based perishable products transportation and distribution business; and in its stock acquisition of a Tennessee-headquartered multimodal shipping company.
  • Advised a German designer, manufacturer and retailer of high-quality wooden toys and games in its acquisition of an online retailer of natural toys and products for children and families.
  • Advised a German-based multinational media conglomerate on the sale of its U.S. printing division to an American printing company.
  • Advised a European-headquartered multinational industrial control and automation company on its acquisition, via a reverse merger, of a New Jersey provider of integrated industrial learning systems and multimedia education programs.
  • Advised the shareholders of a digital consultancy based in Berlin on the sale of their company to a global software and technology company.
  • Advised a Swiss and Chinese joint venture on the acquisition out of bankruptcy of a designer and distributor of fashion and sport watches.
  • Advised the management team of a tax advisory firm on a management buyout from a strategic owner.
  • Advised the German member of a global organization that developed standards for identifying, capturing and sharing product information, on the formation of a joint venture specializing in product data management and data pool solutions.
  • Drafted a North American framework distribution agreement for a major German footwear manufacturer.
  • Advised an Austrian wood products and mass timber solutions company on various commercial matters.
  • Oversaw the implementation of numerous corporate restructuring projects involving a variety of entity types (including corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships) and transactions (including stock transfers, asset transfers and mergers) with goals including the realignment of ownership structures and the management of intercompany indebtedness. These projects require coordination among U.S. and European corporate and tax advisers and strict adherence to cascading deadlines in each jurisdiction.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Admissions

  • New York, 2001

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2000
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1997, cum laude