Scott C. Chase

Scott C. Chase

Partner
Scott C. Chase

Scott Chase is a partner in Goodwin’s REITs and Real Estate M+A, Capital Markets and Public Companies Practices. Mr. Chase works on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including public and private offerings of securities, securities law and corporate governance matters for public companies and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Experience

Mr. Chase serves or has served as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public and private companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, service, medical devices, life sciences and technology.

In addition, Mr. Chase has been involved in:

  • approximately $5.0 billion of completed equity and debt offerings;
  • approximately $4.6 billion of proposed securities offerings where the issuer was ultimately sold in an M&A transaction; and
  • approximately $6.0 billion of completed public and private mergers and acquisitions on behalf of purchasers and sellers.

Mr. Chase represents public and private companies, including publicly traded REITs, and underwriters in transactions such as IPOs, follow-on public offerings, and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including the representation of:

  • Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO) in connection with a number transactions including:
    • its IPO and listing on the NYSE
    • several public follow-on offerings of common stock and preferred stock
    • the establishment of its ATM program
    • a private placement of debt securities
  • The underwriters or sales agents (including, at various times, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup and Raymond James) in connection with a number of transactions by STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) including:
    • its IPO and listing on the NYSE
    • several public follow-on offerings of common stock and preferred stock
    • the establishment of ATM programs
  • Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY) in connection with a number of transactions including:
    • two public follow-on offerings of common stock
    • the establishment of ATM programs
    • two public secondary offerings
  • Wells Fargo Securities, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets) in connection with the establishment by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) of its ATM program
  • The underwriters, including J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley in connection with a public follow-on offering of common stock by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE)
  • A private company in connection with several investments by institutional investors
  • Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) in connection with a public follow-on offering of common stock
  • UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) in connection with a private debt offering and public secondary stock offering

Mr. Chase’s work on proposed securities offerings includes, among others, the representation of:

  • Archstone Inc. in connection with its proposed IPO and proposed listing on the NYSE
  • SiGe Semiconductor Inc. in connection with its proposed IPO and proposed listing on NASDAQ

Mr. Chase’s work on completed public and private mergers and acquisitions on behalf of purchasers and sellers includes the representation of:

  • UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) in connection with numerous acquisitions
  • ZOLL Medical Corporation (formerly, NASDAQ: ZOLL) in connection with its sale to Asahi Kasei
  • Boston Capital Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. in connection with its merger with an affiliate of BPG Properties
  • Salesnet in connection with its sale to RightNow Technologies
  • A hotel chain in connection with its merger with an affiliate of The Blackstone Group

Professional Experience

Mr. Chase was a summer associate at Goodwin and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Recognition

In 2015, Mr. Chase was recognized in The Legal 500 United States for his corporate work.

During law school, Mr. Chase was an Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. 

Credentials

Education

J.D., 2005
Duke University School of Law
B.A., 2000
Amherst College

(magna cum laude)

Admissions

Bar

Massachusetts
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