Scot Pierce

Background

Scot Pierce is a proud Fort Worth native and an experienced business litigator and bankruptcy attorney. A large part of his practice is dedicated to representing businesses, financial entities and secured creditors. Scot is a recent addition to Whitaker Chalk and was drawn by the firm’s wide range of practice areas to complement his own practice.

Before returning to Fort Worth in 2002, Scot worked as a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney where he tried over 60 jury trials and numerous bench trials. He has been on the International Factoring Association’s recommended attorney list since 2011 and has been voted one of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys in Fort Worth by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. A prolific writer and speaker, Scot received an award in 2010 from the State Bar of Texas for Best Series of Articles – Substantive Law for his articles on creditor rights.

Awards & Recognitions

Recommended attorney by the International Factoring Association every year since 2011.

Voted as one of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys in Fort Worth by Fort Worth Magazine every year since 2011.

2010 winner of the Award from the State Bar of Texas for the Best Series of Articles – Substantive Law.

Townes-Rice Scholar at the University of Texas School of Law

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance

Business

-Bankruptcy

-Construction

-Contract negotiating and drafting

Litigation

-Complex Commercial Litigation

-Consumer Litigation

-Contract Litigation

Corporate

-Corporate Finance

Associations & Memberships

Martindale-Hubbell®

South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund

  Past Board Member and

  Past Chair of Public Relations Subcommittee

Leadership Fort Worth Class of 2004

MHMR Visions –

  Treasurer 2013-2014

  Chair 2008-2011

  Vice Chair 2006-2008

  Board Member 2005-2014

  Advisory Board 2014-present

The Finance Forum

Tarrant County Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

“Problems in Construction Litigation,” City Club Monthly Luncheon, September 2016

"Legal Panel," 2016 International Factoring Association Annual Conference, April 2016

"The Dark Side of Cash Advances," The Finance Forum, February 2016

"What to do if Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy," City Club Monthly Luncheon, November, 2014

Scot Pierce has written an article for the Bankruptcy issue of the ABF Journal entitled, "Client Bankruptcy... Pitfalls to Avoid as a Factor."

"Bankruptcy Issues for Factors," International Factoring Association Webinar, November 2013

"Funding in Second Position and the Art of Subordination," 2012 International Factoring Association Conference, April 2012

Scot Pierce has contributed an article to the March/April 2012 edition of The Commercial Factor, a publication of the International Factoring Association. The article is entitled, "Hidden Liens and Trusts: The PACA Trust Problem."

Scot Pierce has written an article for the January/February 2012 issue of The Commercial Factor entitled, "A Primer on Subordination Agreements."

"Protecting Your Piece of the Pie," The Finance Forum, October 2011

 

Testimonials

“Scot truly understands the needs of a factor. He brings insight and follow through and has been invaluable during our dealings together. I strongly encourage anyone in the factoring realm seeking legal counsel in the Texas market to consider hiring him.”

Genevieve Merritt-Parikh, Allied Affiliated Funding

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, (1997) J. D. Honors: The Review of Litigation, Townes-Rice Scholar
  • Texas A & M University, (1992) B.B.A., magna cum laude Honors: College of Business Administration Fellow

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1997)
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
7/11/17

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...
6/28/17

Scot Pierce to Speak at City Club Luncheon on July 13, 2017

Scot Pierce will present “Problems with the Fast Cash, Online Lender Revolution” on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at Whitaker Chalk's monthly luncheon...
9/10/16

Scot Pierce presented “Problems in Construction Litigation” at City Club Luncheon 09/08/2016

Scot Pierce presented "Problems in Construction Litigation" on Thursday, September 8th, 2016, in the Governor's Room at the City Club...
4/1/14

Scot Pierce has Written an Article for the Bankruptcy Issue of the ABF Journal

Scot Pierce has written an article for the bankruptcy issue of the ABF Journal entitled, "Client Bankruptcy... Pitfalls to Avoid...
3/1/12

Scot Pierce has Contributed an Article to The Commercial Factor on Hidden Liens and Trusts

Scot Pierce has contributed an article to the March/April 2012 edition of  The Commercial Factor, a publication of the International...
8/1/11

Scot Pierce has Written a Case Law Update for Factorguru.com

Scot Pierce has written a case law update for www.factorguru.com. Italian Cowboys Partners, Ltd. v. The Prudential Insurance Co. of...