Whether working with an emerging company or an established enterprise, an issuer of securities or an investor, Scott Pueschel distills his years of experience in business formations, business combinations and securities offerings into clear advice his clients can use. Scott prides himself on his ability to take a fresh look at a problem or issue while drawing on past experience to arrive at a straightforward and streamlined solution.

Throughout his career, Scott has worked with buyers and sellers, issuers, investors and underwriters in numerous private placements, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public offerings. As a result, he understands the unique concerns and perspectives of each of these participants, helping his clients both to plan ahead for these transactions and to understand what motivates their counterparts when these transactions occur. Scott often works as an "outsourced" general counsel to his clients, closely involved as part of their management teams and coordinating the delivery of Pierce Atwood's full spectrum of expertise to them.

Scott joined Pierce Atwood in 2002 after more than eight years with Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in its Boston, MA and Reston, VA offices. Throughout his career, Scott has focused his practice on business formations, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. Scott also maintains an active practice advising public companies with respect to SEC reporting and compliance with SEC and national securities exchange rules.

Scott has served in various leadership roles during his tenure at Pierce Atwood, including past service as Chair of Pierce Atwood's Business Practice Group and as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed since 2010 in Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Law in Portsmouth, NH by Best Lawyers in America® in 2015
  • Listed in Chambers USA for Corporate/Commercial Law

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, University of New Hampshire School of Law (Mergers & Acquisitions), 2006-2012

Civic Activities

Board Trustees, Strawbery Banke Museum, Inc., 2004-2013

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Principal M&A counsel to an NYSE-listed MLP providing petroleum products terminaling, natural gas marketing and materials handling services
  • Numerous financing rounds and general corporate representation of a manufacturer of semiconductor robotics equipment
  • Numerous financing rounds and general corporate representation of a developer of inspection/detection systems focused on WMDs and contraband
  • The formation, seed and venture financing and general corporate representation of a developer of web-based job search technology
  • Lead counsel to a leading national food products company in the spinoff of a major subsidiary and in several additional acquisitions and dispositions
  • Underwriters' counsel in two public offerings of common stock by bank holding companies
  • Counsel to a venture capital fund in its investments in a developer of demand chain management software, a developer of clinical billing and practice management software and a developer of wind energy facilities
  • Comprehensive representation of a developer of renewable energy facilities in a series of tax exempt bond financings, a preferred stock and warrants PIPE, a private placement of common stock and five underwritten public offerings of common stock and convertible debt.