Scott P. Vaughn Partner

Scott primarily represents financial institutions in corporate restructuring, refinancing and all phases of bankruptcy proceedings.

He has lectured on bankruptcy law and creditors rights issues for the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar, and numerous banking and finance trade groups. He is former managing partner of the firm's Charlotte office.


Restructuring of syndicated indebtedness of public international utility power provider on behalf of Bank Group Agent.

Restructuring of syndicated indebtedness of national automotive dealer on behalf of Bank Group Administrative Agent.

Collateralization and restructure of syndicated indebtedness of public boutique hotel chain on behalf of Bank Group Agent.

Representation of agent in restructure of syndicated facility to international health care MIS provider.

Representation of an international hedge fund in connection with transfer of servicing and bankruptcy related to $100MM distressed loan portfolio.

Representation of a major financial institution in $25 million debtor in possession facility to automotive OEM parts supplier.

Negotiation of a settlement of multimillion-dollar preference litigation for national power supplier resulting in significant recovery against debtor.

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, 1986
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, 1983

Member, Bankruptcy Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Board of Directors, United Way of Central Carolinas

Board of Directors, Social Venture Partners

Youth Advocate, Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center

Board of Directors, Charlotte Chamber

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, North Carolina Bankers Association

  • North Carolina

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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2009-2016, 2018-2023; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2018-2022, Woodward/White, Inc.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2008-2022

Selected for inclusion in The Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, 2020, 2022

Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020, 2021

Named to "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy, Business North Carolina, 2019, 2020, 2021

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Banking, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2019

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Charlotte, Best Lawyers, 2017

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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