Andrew Scott is Senior Counsel in the Houston office of Gordon & Rees. His practice includes the representation of a broad range of business entities, individuals and governmental agencies in both litigation and business transactional matters.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, labor and employment, business litigation and securities litigation disputes. Mr. Scott’s experience includes the handling of cases involving contract disputes, business divorce disputes, business torts, covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets, securities violations, minority shareholder oppression claims, real estate disputes, allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, deceptive trade practices, wage claims, wrongful termination, defamation, retaliation, harassment, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA disputes. Mr. Scott regularly counsels employers on employment policies, harassment investigations, wage and hour issues and represents employers before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, TWC and DOL.
Mr. Scott also has extensive experience representing companies, individuals and governmental entities involved in civil rights matters, construction defect claims, personal injury claims, oil and gas rig accidents, workers’ compensation bad faith, professional liability claims, health care claims, as well as other general civil litigation.
Mr. Scott has tried multiple cases to verdict and litigated hundreds of cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout Texas. He has also handled appeals before Texas and Federal appellate courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Scott maintains a broad business transactional practice. Mr. Scott provides counsel to clients in the formation, structure, implementation and ongoing representation of business entities as well as the individual owners of such enterprises.
Mr. Scott’s business transactional practice focuses on complex commercial transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, spin-offs and roll-in of entities and assets, asset and equity dispositions, asset securitization, real estate transactions and asset based lending. Mr. Scott represents clients in the negotiating and structuring of corporate contracts, professional services agreements, distributorship agreements, licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements, employment contracts and consulting agreements. In addition, Mr. Scott has extensive commercial real estate experience, representing landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, and buyers and sellers in connection with the acquisition, financing, disposition, and development of various types of commercial property. His depth of experience allows Mr. Scott to serve as an effective and efficient outside general counsel for a number of his clients with closely held businesses, including advising on operational issues, stock and membership issues, and general corporate law.
United States District Court - Southern District of Texas
United States District Court - Northern District of Texas
United States District Court - Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court - Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Silver Spurs Alumni Association