Scott A. Abney
Shareholder
PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Scott’s Profile

Scott is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Banking & Finance and Real Estate practice groups. He focuses his practice on all aspects of the representation of lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions, structured financing transactions and multi-state financing transactions.

Scott’s extensive real estate experience includes the representation of clients in the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. In addition, Scott has over twenty years of experience representing lenders making loans pursuant to the programs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Scott serves as a member of the Freddie Mac Multifamily Legal Advisory Council and has been elected to the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  Scott’s talents in the real estate sector have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Real Estate Law every year since 2010.

Scott’s Experience

Representative Transactions

Commercial Lending

  • Represented mortgage banking client in origination and sale of loans totaling $215,000,000 on portfolio of twenty-one assisted living facilities
  • Represented mortgage banking client in origination of $92,000,000 multi-state credit facility secured by multifamily properties
  • Represents national agency lenders in loan transactions for apartments, seniors housing facilities and manufactured home communities

Real Estate

  • Represented national retailer in connection with site selection, acquisition, financing and economic development incentives for development of 150,000 square foot store
  • Represented hospital system in sale of two hospitals and related free standing clinics
  • Represented hospital system in sale of five medical office buildings, including condominium units and long-term ground lease
  • Represented international oil company with site selection and development for $20,000,000 lubricant processing plant
  • Represented State of Alabama in acquisition and development of land for automotive manufacturing plant
  • Represented client in acquisition and/or development of restaurant sites in four states

Scott’s Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2008 – present); Banking and Finance Law (2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2016-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2008-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Scott’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Board of Regents (2006-2012)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Affordable Housing Forum
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Board of Directors (2003-2007)
  • Kiwanis Club of Homewood – Mountain Brook
CONTACT
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Assistant
Nancy Land
Paralegal
Gail Davis
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (1989, J.D., Alabama Law Review; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Student Honor Court Justice)
University of Alabama (1986, B.S., Commerce and Business Administration)
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