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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

Scot D. Tucker

TuckerScot
Partner
T206.757.8160
F206.757.7160
Scot Tucker focuses on credit card and other payment systems transactions. Scot represents card issuers in the negotiation and documentation of private label, cobranded, agent bank, and affinity agreements in virtually all applicable industry segments, including retail, manufacturing, banking, health care, sports teams, and travel, among others. He also represents acquirers/processors in various types of transactions. Scot also counsels financial institutions in the acquisition and sale of account portfolios and other financial assets, as well as in connection with bankruptcy related matters.

Practice Highlights

Credit Cards and Other Payment Systems
  • Retail Programs: Private-label credit card and co-branded bankcard program agreements relating to retailers, including global and national soft goods retailers, national electronics retailers, national furniture retailers, global oil companies, international auction houses, national home-improvement retailers, auto parts retailers, sports teams, online travel distributors, health care providers, online retailers, and many other types of retailers
  • OEM Programs: Private-label credit card program agreements involving manufacturer/dealer distribution networks in virtually all applicable industry segments, including power sports, outdoor power equipment, music, furniture, flooring, automotive, after-market auto parts, home improvement, motor coach, trailer, death care, marine, electronics, motorcycle, security, lawn and garden, major appliances, and athletic equipment, among others
  • Affinity/Loyalty Programs: Co-brand affinity agreements with universities, trade groups, manufacturers and other organizations
  • Agent-bank agreements
  • Business revolving and invoice-based financing agreements
  • Account portfolio and other financial asset sale/acquisition agreements
  • Merchant acquiring processing agreements and related marketing agreements

Representative Transactions
  • 2016
    • Negotiate extension of cobrand agreement between major issuer and leading international airline
    • Negotiate new cobrand agreement between major issuer and foreign airline
    • Negotiate new cobrand agreement between major issuer and large specialty retailer
    • Negotiate new cobrand agreement between major issuer and online travel service
  • 2015
    • Renegotiate existing private label and cobrand agreement between agreement between major issuer and major payment wallet company
    • Negotiate new cobrand agreement between major issuer and international entertainment company
    • Renegotiate existing cobrand and private agreement between major issuer and international gas & oil company, including Canadian program
    • Negotiate multiple private label agreements between major issuer and various regional and national healthcare aggregators and/or providers
    • Negotiate consulting agreement between issuer and consultant in connection with establishment of new processing platform for issuer
  • 2014
    • Renegotiate cobrand and private label agreement between major issuer and international soft goods chain
    • Negotiate new agreement between major issuer and online travel service
    • Negotiate agreement between major issuer and regional department store chain
    • Renegotiate multiple private label, cobrand, and business credit agreements between major issuer and international home improvement chain
    • Renegotiate cobrand agreement between major issuer and major telecom company
    • Negotiate new agreement between major issuer and major national home improvement chain to add new program for acquired retailer
    • Negotiate multiple agreements between major issuer and various regional and national healthcare aggregators and/or providers
    • Negotiate multiple agreements for large specialty issuer in connection with building agent bank platform, including consulting agreements, processing agreement, purchase and sale agreements, and agent bank program agreement
    • Renegotiate cobrand agreement between major issuer and industry leading online travel service

Financial Restructuring/Bankruptcy
  • Representation of secured lenders in workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Representation of acquirers and secured lenders in 363 sales
  • Advising credit card issuers in connection with workouts relating to financially distressed program agreement counter-parties

Additional Qualifications

  • Six years in the financial restructuring department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Los Angeles
  • Chair, Firmwide Financial Services Practice, 2007-2014

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Board of Directors, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, 2006-2009 

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law by Best Lawyers, 2016
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