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Scott D Cousins

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Wilmington, DE

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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.

Licensed for 30 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 06/28/2022
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/23/2023

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


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cousins Chipman & Brown, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2009 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 1999 - 2005
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Widener University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1992


  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2000 - Present
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Delaware Super Lawyers
  • Delaware Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Nominee
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers in Delaware
  • Delaware Today
  • 2012
  • Nominee
  • International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Nominee
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Nominee
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2004
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  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • Postpetition Financing of Dot-Coms
  • 2002
  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • Chapter 11 Asset Sales
  • 2002

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Wilmington Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Scott D Cousins
Scott D Cousins
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 30 years