Scott A. Wharton

Top rated business & corporate attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
Scott A. Wharton
Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

Practice Areas: Business & corporate, Intellectual property, Mergers & acquisitions

Licensed in Georgia since: 1990

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2019 - 2023

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website

Details

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

Business/corporate, Intellectual property, Mergers & acquisitions
  • 40% Business/corporate
  • 30% Intellectual property
  • 30% Mergers & acquisitions

First Admitted: 1990, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://hkw-law.com/attorney/scott-a-wharton/

Honors/Awards:
  • 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

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Scott is one of the most skilled and ethical lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is excellent, and gets results.”

Office location for Scott A. Wharton

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 800-653-9921

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2019 - 2023

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