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Scott Manning Kortmeyer


Scott Manning Kortmeyer


T:+1 214 855 7459

Scott M. Kortmeyer is a partner in the Dallas office. He focuses his practice on public finance with an emphasis on tax-exempt and taxable financings for 501(c)(3) organizations. He has served nationally as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, credit enhancer's counsel and underwriters' counsel for general obligation and revenue financings involving hospitals, retirement centers, nursing facilities, universities and charter schools.

Mr. Kortmeyer also has experience working with state agencies and municipalities to complete transactions for transportation and economic development projects.

Mr. Kortmeyer has extensive experience drafting and negotiating debt instruments and all accompanying documentation, including disclosure documents, trust indentures, swap agreements and other credit and related security agreements. His diverse transactional background includes working in fixed-rate, variable rate and multimodal financings.

Mr. Kortmeyer assisted with the ongoing development and implementation of domestic and global finance programs for a federally chartered finance and lending institution. From such representation, he also has experience in handling disclosure and investment issues in both the derivative and structure note markets.

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  • Education

    JD, cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 2001
    BS, magna cum laude, Pre-Med Biology, Arizona State University, 1997

    Scott was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 2001 and in Texas in 2007.

  • Representative experience
    • Numerous tax-exempt and taxable financings for non-profit health care facilities, including various short-term interest rate products, refinancings resulting from mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring of swap portfolios
    • Representation of underwriters in numerous tax-exempt and taxable financings for non-profit and for-profit senior living facilities
    • Representation of a municipality in negotiating an economic development package that facilitated one of the country's largest furniture retailers to locate its regional headquarters, warehouse and distribution center in the municipality and anchor a $2 billion development
  • Admissions
    • Arizona State Bar
    • Texas State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Texas Rising Star, healthcare, Thomson Reuters, 2010 - 2012
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2015 - 2018
  • Publications
    • Co Author, "Implications of Dodd-Frank for Non-Profit Directors, Trustees and Officers", Fulbright Briefing, January 27, 2011
    • "The Credit Crisis and the Cost of Capital for Nonprofit and Governmental Healthcare Providers", Business Law & Governance, December 2008
  • Speaking engagements
    • "Health Care Facilities – Non-Tax Matters," 34th Bond Attorneys' Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009
    • "Health Care Facilities – Non-Tax Matters," 35th Bond Attorneys' Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
    • "Engagement Letters & Opinions" and "Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds," Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar, Orlando, Florida, 2012
  • Memberships and activities
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Dallas Bar Association