B. Scott


Working closely with company officers and directors, Scott Burton guides both buyers and sellers through the acquisition and/or disposition of private or publicly-held insurance entities. Scott oversees the Insurance Finance team, an integral part of Sutherland’s Insurance Practice. He focuses on domestic and international M&A, finance and securities and taxation issues as they relate to life, property and casualty insurance companies, blocks of insurance business, investment advisers, broker-dealers, insurance agencies and other insurance-related organizations.

A former corporate general counsel of ING America Insurance Holdings, Inc., Scott possesses an intimate understanding of the inner workings of major corporations and their legal departments. That experience helps insurance companies navigate the legal issues that often run parallel to, or follow, major transactions, including restructuring, reinsurance, financing, regulatory, and general corporate and transactional matters.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of insurance: non-contentious (2015)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, North Carolina State Bar
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Association of Life Insurance Counsel
General Counsel, Risk Management Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit foundation supporting Georgia State University’s Mack Robinson College of Business, School of Risk Management
Member, Board of Visitors, Wake Forest School of Law

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
  • B.A., Wake Forest University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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