Attorney Profile

Scott H. McNutt
Partner

smcnutt@ml-sf.com

telephone tel: 415.995.8475
fax fax: 415.995.8487

Scott McNutt is a founder and principal of McNutt Law Group. He has more than 20 years' experience in the practice of law, all in aspects of insolvency practice. Mr. McNutt's specialty is the staffing and administration of large bankruptcy cases.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy/Insolvency
Real Estate

Education

  • Yale College (B.A. 1978)
  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D. 1982)
    Member of the Board of Editors for the U.C. Davis Law Review
Bar Admission
  • 1982, California
Professional Affiliations
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of California (Vice President 2001 - 2002; Member 1998 - 2000)
  • Business Law Section Executive Committee, State Bar of California (Member 1998 - 1999)
  • Chair, Debtor/ Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California (1996 - 1997)

Publications

  • "Trust Them, This is an Assignment for the Benefit of Someone," Business Law News (1996)
  • "Worlds in Collision: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Environmental Law," Key Environmental Issues in U.S., EPA Region IX (ABA 1995)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Black Swans in Bankruptcy: Foreseeable Issues that Always Surprise", Moderator, Commerical Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco, (2013)
  • "Mediation is Some Kind of Wonderful: Learn How to Turn Disputes into Deals and Conflicts Into Collaboration," Panelist, Young Insolvency Professionals Programs, 25th Annual California Bankruptcy Forum, San Diego (2013)
  • "Surviving Lender Action During the Current Liquidity Crisis", Speaker, Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2009, The Moscone Center, San Francisco (2009)
  • "Surviving Through Lender Action: Life After Chapter 11 and Chapter 7," Speaker, Building Industry Coalition for Economic Recovery (2009)
  • "5th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium," Speaker, Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter (2008)
  • "Insurance in Bankruptcy: Getting It When You Need It, Getting $$$ Out of It," Moderator, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco, (2006)
  • "Mining Your Bankruptcy Estate for Potential Claims: Avoiding Latent Claims", Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2005)
  • "Basics on Buying and Selling Assets of Troubled Companies," Strategic Acquisition and Enforcement of Intellectual Property as a Business Asset Conference, Institute for Professional and Executive Development, Inc (2005)
  • "Administering Large Cases: Better to Rule in Hell or to Serve in Heaven?", Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2003)
  • "Improper Section 363 Sale Orders: The Road to Perdition," Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2002)
  • "So How Many Professionals DOES It Take to Unscrew the Light Bulbs? Effective Alternatives to Chapter 7,” Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2001)
  • "Franchise Issues in Bankruptcy: Restaurants, Sports, and Other Franchise Situations," Moderator and author of program materials (ABI, Spring 2000)

Other Experience

Mr. McNutt served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William J. Rea of the United States District Court, Central District of California from 1984 - 1986 and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John D. Ayer of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, from 1983 - 1984.