“Scott Zemser is an excellent partner. He has seen it all and negotiated countless complex agreements. He is never ruffled, is clear in his explanations, and manages to win over clients and opposing counsel on key points of our concern.”
Legal 500 USA 2022


Scott Zemser is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and global co-head of the Lending practice and global head of the Leveraged Finance practice. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing in the US and international leveraged finance markets. He represents banks and other financial institutions as lead arrangers, underwriters and participants across all types of financings, including acquisition, tender and bridge financings; investment grade financings; secured high-yield debt securities; asset-based financings; and convertible note financings. Scott also represents banks and other financial institutions in their roles as administrative agents and lenders as well as ad hoc credit committees in connection with complex US and cross border workouts and restructurings including DIPS, 363's and credit bids.

Scott is ranked in Chambers, with clients highlighting that "he's just user-friendly and available, and he flags items early on that we should consider before they become big client issues." Legal 500 has rated Scott a "Leading Lawyer" and noted that he “is singled out for his subject matter expertise, responsiveness, and ability to advise while taking into account the underlying business issues.” He is also listed as a Top 30 US Banking and Finance Lawyer in the Euromoney Best of the Best USA Expert Guides. Scott currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance, a research body which raises public and academic awareness of pressing corporate and securities issues, is a member of the Executive Partner Counsel of StreetWise Capital Partners, who work with leading corporations to build mentoring relationships between low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals in order to develop workplace skills and employment networks as the bridge to a successful career, is a member of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the LSTA Primary Market Committee.

Scott received his BS from the Business School at State University of New York at Albany and his JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and was a Senior Editor of its Law Review.


State University of New York, BS

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD
Senior editor, law review



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