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Scott B. Selinger

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Scott Selinger is a corporate partner based in the New York office. Mr. Selinger is a member of the firm’s Finance Group and Private Equity Group, and focuses his practice on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.

He has extensive experience in syndicated bank loan and high yield bond transactions. Mr. Selinger regularly advises the firm’s private equity and corporate clients in connection with the financing of acquisitions, investments and restructurings, including the $2.73 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings by Tribune Company, the $5 billion merger of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services and Safway Group by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy, the $2.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life by The CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group, and the $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Mr. Selinger is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (2016-2017), where clients praise him as an “excellent” advisor, who is “able to apply his deep legal expertise in a commercial perspective that allows the company to practically apply his counsel,” “capable of creative thinking around [financing] agreements” and “always available and always gives us good advice.” He is also recommended by The Legal 500 US (2016-2017), where clients note that “he demonstrates depth beyond his age.”

Mr. Selinger joined the firm in 2010. Prior to coming to the firm, Mr. Selinger was an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. While at Cahill, Mr. Selinger represented financing sources in numerous transactions, including the leveraged buyouts of TXU, First Data and U.S. Foodservice and the acquisition of Procter and Gamble’s prescription drug business by Warner Chilcott.

Mr. Selinger is an editor and a contributing author of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and is the co-author of “Debt Retirement in Leveraged Financings,” The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance (April, 2017), “Alternative Leveraged Lending Structures And Limitations,” Law360 (June, 2015), “United States: Everything Old Is New Again: PIK Notes,” Mondaq (February, 2015), “SunGard 2.0,” The M&A Lawyer (May, 2014), “Del Monte: Staple Remover?”, The Deal Pipeline (2012) and “Some Pitfalls In Financial Carve-Outs”, The Deal (2012).

Mr. Selinger graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2006. While at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Selinger was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy and served on the planning board that created the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law. Mr. Selinger currently serves on the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association Board of Trustees and previously served as a Recent Graduate Trustee on the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 2003.

Mr. Selinger is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Scott B. Selinger is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices - Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices, Friday, October 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices - Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices, Friday, October 20, 2017
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