Scott W. Foley is Chair of Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Group. Mr. Foley has over fifteen years of experience in the finance industry and is devoted to achieving the best results possible for the financial institutions. He regularly represents regional and community banks, credit unions, financial service companies and other lenders throughout the commercial-lending process.
Mr. Foley has also obtained favorable results for financial services institutions in:
- Commercial loan workouts and restructurings;
- Re-documenting troubled loans;
- Loan participation and other inter-creditor disputes;
- Foreclosures and secured creditor sales;
- Note sales;
- Lender liability matters;
- Defending fraudulent and other conveyance claims; and
- Other commercial collection matters.
On behalf of lenders, Mr. Foley has handled an extensive array of commercial loan transactions, including asset-based financing arrangements involving significant income producing properties, as well as financing transactions related to real estate development projects, historic properties and mixed use development sites .
An experienced commercial litigator, he handles litigation in state courts and federal bankruptcy courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware, and other jurisdictions on behalf of secured and unsecured creditors. He has successfully represented secured lenders in numerous major bankruptcy cases involving relief from automatic stays, avoidance actions, discharge litigation, use of cash collateral, and plan confirmation issues. His commercial and business litigation experience also includes mechanic’s lien litigation, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, and other general contract disputes. He is repeatedly cited in Maryland Super Lawyers, a publication of Thompson Reuters.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Foley served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward A. DeWaters, Jr., a former Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore County. An active member of several bar associations, Mr. Foley served on the board of The Franciscan Center and The Homeland Association.
- Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association
- Member, Maryland Bar Association
- Member, Virginia Bar Association
- Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
- Volunteer, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services
- Former Board Member, The Franciscan Center
- Former Board Member, The Homeland Association
News & Publications
Eleven Shapiro Sher attorneys are cited in Maryland Super Lawyers 2016
Shapiro Sher partner Scott Foley is featured in an article in The Maryland Daily Record.
The new Maryland Super Lawyers list, just published by Thomson Reuters, names nearly all of the Firm's attorneys, including four lawyers identified as “Rising Stars” of the legal community.
Read Shapiro Sher Guinot and Sandler's latest Banking & Financial Services Report.
Read Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Report for January 2013.
Maryland Super Lawyers cites 15 Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler attorneys in its just-released 2013 list.
Read Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Report for December 2012.
Read the latest Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler Banking & Financial Services Report.