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Scott W. MacCormack

MacCormackScott
Partner
Co-chair, Energy and Environmental Practice
T206.757.8263
F206.757.7263
Scott MacCormack focuses his practice on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project development, and finance for medium to large enterprises.

Scott serves as principal outside counsel to several Northwest-based businesses.

He has significant experience representing borrowers in syndicated credit facilities, acting as project counsel for energy, infrastructure, and maritime projects, and in merger and acquisition transactions involving highly regulated industries.

His experience includes:
    • Debt and equity security offerings
    • Private equity investments
    • Borrower representation in large credit facilities
    • Acquisitions and mergers involving financial institutions, banks, utilities, maritime and fishing businesses, owners of energy facilities, and other regulated businesses
    • Structuring commercial and derivative transactions involving financial products and commodities
    • Providing general corporate and business advice to commercial ventures

Scott is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Representative Experience

Outside legal counsel for American Seafoods

Outside legal counsel to American Seafoods, a large integrated commercial fishing company involved in operations in the Bering Sea/Alaska, Massachusetts and Alabama, providing counsel on matters of corporate governance, commercial finance, vessel acquisition and finance, and labor/employment. (Ongoing)

Outside legal counsel for Avista Corporation

Outside legal counsel to Avista, a large regulated electric and gas utility involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of energy and other energy-related businesses, including regulated electric and natural gas utilities in the Pacific Northwest. (Ongoing)

Outside legal counsel for Summit Power Group

Outside legal counsel to Summit Power Group, an independent developer of power generation facilities, including traditional thermal power plants (coal and natural gas), wind power facilities, and developing clean energy technologies (solar, gasified coal). (Ongoing)

Project development

Negotiation and documentation of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for electricity generating projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Texas. (Ongoing)

Commercial financing for Avista Corporation

Representation of Avista Corporation in connection with a $70,000,000 bridge financing facility to fund operations of a regulated electric and natural gas utility. (2016)

Commercial financing for DNATA Aviation Services

Negotiation and documentation of an $80 million syndicated credit facility to fund the acquisition and operations of an aviation services company with operations at many U.S. airports. (2016)

Cooke Aquaculture acquisition of Icicle Seafoods

Represented Cooke Aquaculture - a New Brunswick, Canada family-owned business - in its acquisition of Icicle Seafoods, a 50-plus-year-old seafood company with operations in Alaska and Washington. (2016)

Private equity investment

Investor representation in preferred equity investment in a developer of software and technology products for management of electrical grid and generation facilities. (2016)

Private equity investment

Representation of an investor/lender to regional technology incubator. (2016)

Senior Note Offering for HomeStreet Bank

Representation of HomeStreet, Inc., parent of HomeStreet Bank, in the offering of $65,000,000 of Senior Notes. (2016)

Commercial financing for Alaska Electric Light and Power

Negotiation and documentation of a $65.7 million revenue bond refunding for the Snettisham Hydroelectric Project. (2015)

Commercial financing for FFP New Hydro

Negotiation and documentation of a $13.5 million term loan credit facility and private equity investment in developer of small-scale hydroelectric projects throughout the U.S. (2015)

Commercial financing for Modern Machinery

Negotiation and documentation (on the borrower side) of a $95 million syndicated revolving credit facility to fund industrial equipment sales and a leasing company with domestic and foreign operations. (2015)

Energy contracts for Clark Public Utilities

Representing and counseling regarding compliance with Dodd-Frank legislation and regulations, review of physical and financial energy transactions, assistance with compliance reporting and contract amendments related to Dodd-Frank legislation and regulation. (2015)

Private equity investment

Investor representation in the purchase of convertible debentures issued by algae-based biofuel, biochemical, and ingredients company. (2015)

Commercial financing for Alaska Electric Light and Power

Negotiation and documentation of a $25 million demand credit facility, with revolving and term loan borrowing, to fund operations of a regulated electric utility. (2014)

Commercial financing for Alaska Energy and Resources Company

Negotiation and documentation of a $15 million term loan credit facility for holding company. (2014)

Commercial financing for Alaska Power and Telephone Company

Master Loan Agreement with revolving and term loan facilities, supporting the operations of a regulated electric and telephone utility operating in Alaska. (2014)

Commercial financing for Avista Corporation

Negotiation and documentation of a $400 million syndicated demand credit facility, with revolving and term loan borrowing and letter of credit facilities, and a $100 million accordion feature, to fund operations of a regulated electric and gas utility. (2014)

Acquisition for Avista Corporation

Representation of Avista Corporation in the acquisition of Alaska Energy and Resources Corporation, including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska Electric Light and Power, the electric utility providing electric service to the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska; $170 million all-stock deal. (2013)

Corporate finance and securities for Avista Corporation

$90 million term note financing for a regulated electric and gas utility. (2013)

Commercial financing for American Seafoods

Borrower-side negotiation and documentation of a $475 million syndicated demand credit facility, with $85 million five-year revolving, $390 million term loan borrowing and letter of credit facilities to fund operations of a commercial fishing company. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for American Seafoods Group

$475 million five-year senior secured credit facility with revolving and term loan facilities. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for American Seafoods Group

Issuance and sale of $275 million senior subordinate notes. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for American Seafoods, L.P.

Redemption of $44.3 million of preferred limited partnership interests. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for American Seafoods, L.P.

Redemption of $100.3 million of preferred limited partnership interests in exchange for distribution of assets including four fishing vessels and related commercial fishing rights. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for ASG Consolidated

Issuance and sale of $125 million in senior notes and 125 million warrants to purchase common stock. (2010)

Corporate finance and securities for ASG Consolidated

Tender offer to purchase $251 million outstanding senior discount notes. (2010)

Development - electric for Summit Power Group

Representation of developer of a 400 MW IGCC (coal gasification with carbon capture) power plant near Odessa, Texas; a $1.5 billion greenfield power project funded in part with a significant DOE demonstration stimulus grant. (2010)

Transactions - energy for Alaska Power & Telephone

Representation of regulated investor-owned Alaska utility in the development of run-of-river hydroelectric generating facilities in Alaska. (2010)

Transactions - energy for U.S. Renewables Group

Representation of established private equity fund in joint venture formed to develop new hydroelectric generating facilities at existing nonpowered dams in the United States. (2010)

Transactions - renewable for Summit Power Group

Representation of developer in joint venture formed to develop utility-scale photovoltaic solar generating facilities in the Western U.S. (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, ArtsFund, 2001-2013 
  • Business Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Chair, Legal Opinions Committee, Washington State Bar Association
  • UCC Committee, Washington State Bar Association
  • Association Advisory Board, Working Group on Legal Opinions
  • Executive Editor, Washington State Bar Deskbook on Partnership Law
  • Editor, Washington State Bar Deskbook on UCC Revised Article 9

Professional Recognition

  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers, 2013-2015
  • Named as one of the "Lawyers of The Year" by Best Lawyers, 2015
Scott MacCormack named lawyer of the year, read the release