Scott Colton is a partner in the Alternative Lender and Private Credit practice, focused on the global alternative lender platform. He is also a part of the Paul Hastings Finance practice and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Colton’s practice focuses on complex finance transactions and credit arrangements, particularly those financings that include a junior capital component or multiple tranches of debt. He repeatedly structures and negotiates a wide range of financing facilities, such as mezzanine debt, second-lien loans, bifurcated unitranche facilities, first-out/last-out facilities, and first-lien and senior-stretch loans, and he has significant experience in interlender issues and regularly negotiates intercreditor agreements, agreements among lenders and other intricate interlender arrangements. He also regularly represents his lender clients in navigating secured creditor and distressed lending issues related to out-of-court debt restructurings.
Mr. Colton represents a broad array of alternative lenders and investors, including private equity funds, traditional mezzanine funds, second lien lenders, hedge funds, BDCs, SBIC funds, one-stop shops, insurance companies, and specialty finance companies, often in the context of domestic and cross-border strategic and sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, refinancings, and restructurings. During his time in practice, Mr. Colton has structured and closed a high volume of financings across various different industries for transactions ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion.
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March 07, 2019
Paul Hastings Named European Law Firm of the Year by Private Debt Investor
March 01, 2017
The Time to Think About Debt Restructuring? Going into a Deal
September 17, 2019
Recognized as a Rising Star by Private Debt Investor
Scott Colton was recognized by Private Debt Investor in their inaugural Rising Stars list, which recognized only 30 young professionals globally who are working on private debt - including attorneys, general partners, limited partners; finance and debt advisors, fundraisers, and placement agents. Scott was praised by a colleague as "one of the nation's most experienced attorneys with respect to negotiating agreements among lenders."
April 01, 2019