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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 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions
Attorney Profile

Scott A. Wharton is a partner at Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, where he is the head of its business transactions practice. 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 everything from startup companies to 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.

Prior to earning his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law, Mr. Wharton received a Bachelors of Science from Marquette University.  He started his legal career at an international telecommunications software company where he served as general counsel before joining a Danish firm in the same industry.  At both organizations, Mr. Wharton was responsible for a wide 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, Mr. Wharton continues to act as outside general counsel for numerous companies that demand both exceptional legal representation and the highest levels of personal service.  In addition to his professional affiliations, his community service has included membership in a group dedicated to raising funds for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.

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


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2019 - 2022

About Scott A. Wharton

First Admitted: 1990, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated 10/10, Avvo
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Honoree, Thomson Reuters

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: 5/15/2022

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