Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3574 (direct)
212-492-0574 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
212-757-3990 (firm fax)

A partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Private Equity Group. John M. Scott focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions transactions for private equity megafunds and their portfolio companies and strategic investors.


John has extensive experience representing clients in leveraged buyouts, growth financings, sales of portfolio companies and similar transactions involving public and private companies. Legal 500 (2012) recognized him as leading lawyer for Private Equity Buyouts and M&A Mega-Deals.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987
    cum laude
  • B.A., New York University, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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