Scott A. Wharton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
3625 Cumberland Blvd SE, Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-953-0995
Fax: 770-953-1358
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (40%), Intellectual Property (30%), Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)
Attorney Profile

Scott A. Wharton is a partner at Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, where he is the head of its business transactions practice. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area in a variety of matters. Mr. Wharton has extensive experience in helping companies that are seeking equity or debt financing, or that are acquiring other businesses. His background also includes intellectual property licensing, secured transactions, Uniform Commercial Code matters, joint ventures, federal and state securities law compliance, international business transactions, and complex business disputes.

Mr. Wharton's clients have included startup companies as well as publicly traded corporations in a wide range of industries, including aviation, telecommunications, software, venture capital and distribution. He has been admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts since 1990, and he has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia since 1992.

Majoring in business administration, Mr. Wharton attended Marquette University as an undergraduate and obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1986. He then went on to pursue a legal education at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1990. After graduation, Mr. Wharton was hired by an international telecommunications software company, and he was its general counsel for two years until joining a Danish firm in the same industry. At both organizations, he handled a variety of regulatory and legal affairs, including financing transactions, labor and employment matters, and mergers and acquisitions. As a member of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, he continues to act as outside general counsel for many companies. In addition to his professional affiliations, Mr. Wharton's community service has included being a member of a group that has raised money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Intellectual Property
  • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2019 - 2021

About Scott A. Wharton

Admitted: 1990, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Madison Who’s Who, 2007 Edition
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2006, 2012-2017
  • Selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine, 2005-2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Distinguished Clown Corps (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)
  • Marquette Club of Atlanta
  • President’s Club, Georgia State University
  • Founding Member and Sponsor, Georgia State College of Law, IP Law Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 1990 to present
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1992 to present

Educational Background

  • Marquette University, B.S., Business Administration, Finance, 1986
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Office Location for Scott A. Wharton

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-953-0995

Fax: 770-953-1358

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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