Scott Tobin provides strategic legal and business advice to high-growth businesses and those who govern, manage and invest in them. Throughout his career Mr. Tobin has held various corporate positions in addition to his law practice, including service as a senior executive, board member, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. His varied experience helps him to better manage risks and capitalize on growth opportunities, leading to successful outcomes for his clients.
Clients rely on him for business growth and succession planning and counsel regarding board governance, strategic partnerships, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies and venture capital, as well as corporate litigation representation.
A significant portion of Mr. Tobin’s business practice focuses on managing risk and capitalizing on growth opportunities for privately held technology companies and their investors, as well as a broad range of other industries. He partners with clients at business-critical junctures, raising capital, leveraging capital and technologies, and when owners or managers are joining or exiting a business.
Additionally, Mr. Tobin serves as U.S. general counsel to expansion-minded overseas companies, advising them on all aspects of U.S. market entry. His litigation work concentrates largely upon disputes among private company investors, lenders, directors, and management.
During the internet boom of the late ‘90s, Mr. Tobin led the buyout of a long-time software client by an NYSE-listed company. Before returning to private practice, he spent over a decade as both principal and manager of a succession of entrepreneurial business ventures. His career has included partnership in AmLaw 100 law firms and various corporate positions. He served as board member, president, general counsel and principal financial officer of a publicly traded molecular diagnostics company, as CEO of a formerly NASDAQ-listed North Carolina furniture manufacturer in which he became the lead investor, as general counsel to a global software firm, and as executive vice-president for global strategies and venture investment portfolio manager for a publicly-traded communications technology company. His legal experience has included service as Atlanta managing partner of a European law firm and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia.
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Wake County North Carolina Tenth Judicial District Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
North Carolina Tenth Judicial District Bar Fee Dispute Resolution, Committee Mediator
National Association of Corporate Directors, Research Triangle Chapter, Board Chair
Association for Corporate Growth, Raleigh-Durham Chapter, Board Member, Public Policy Task Force Co-Chair
Republican National Lawyers Association
Rotary Club Paul Harris, Fellow
UNC School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member, Executive Committee Member
UNC School of Law Foundation, Former President, Former Board Member
UNC School of Law William Horn Battle Society, Former Member
UNC School of Law Long Range Planning Committee, Former Chair
UNC School of Law Counsel for Entrepreneurial Law, Former Member, Former Director
UNC School of Law Initiative for Corporate Governance, Former Co-Managing Director
Savannah Economic Development Authority Creative Coast Alliance, Former Advisory Board Member
Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network, Former Board Member
University of North Carolina School of Law, JD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina