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Scott D Cousins

Scott D Cousins

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Litigation, Energy & Utilities

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About Me

I am a bankruptcy, restructuring, litigation and renewable energy lawyer.   I have over 20 years of experience in the restructuring field involving many of the largest and most complicated business reorganizations, out-of-court restructuring matters, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales in Delaware’s state and federal courts, as well as in other jurisdictions across the country.


 


 


I also have wide-ranging commercial transactions and other transactional experience, representing clients as in-house counsel, as well as a private practitioner.   From 2005 to early 2009, I served as General Counsel of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a clean energy leader and one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America.   At NextEra, I oversaw all legal aspects relating to the company’s activities.  


 


Prior to entering private practice in 1996, I was a member of the corporate legal department for The Columbia Gas System, Inc., where I focused primarily on the bankruptcy proceedings of Columbia and its subsidiary, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, until their successful emergence from bankruptcy protection in 1995.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 65%
    23 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    23 years
  3. Energy & Utilities: 10%
    10 years

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Contact Info

1007 N Orange St Ste 1110
Wilmington, DE, 19801-1236

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200908/17/2015
DEActive199211/15/2012

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Delaware Super LawyersDelaware Super Lawyers2013
Top Lawyers in DelawareDelaware Today2012
NomineeInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2012
NomineeInternational Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers2011
NomineeBest Lawyers in America2006
NomineeChambers & Partners USA Guide2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCousins Chipman & Brown, LLP2012 - Present
ShareholderGreenberg Traurig2009 - 2012
General CounselNextEra Energy Resources, LLC2005 - 2009
ShareholderGreenberg Traurig1999 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of CourtN/A2011 - Present
Florida BarN/A2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2000 - Present
Delaware State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Delaware Journal of Corporate LawPostpetition Financing of Dot-Coms2002
Delaware Journal of Corporate LawChapter 11 Asset Sales2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Widener UniversityN/AMBA - Master of Business Administration1992