Nathaniel Y. Scott
t: 703.284.7271
f: 703.525.2207


Nathaniel Scott is an associate attorney with Bean, Kinney & Korman, focusing his practice on corporate and transactional law, M&A, and tax planning and resolution matters. Nathaniel helps his clients in matters relating to business counseling and entity formation, purchase and sale of company stock or assets, business contracts, shareholder or membership agreements, disclosure agreements, commercial real estate, commercial property, and leasing transactions. Nathaniel is also well-versed in complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy reorganization, financial restructuring and planning, and other insolvency and finance related matters.

He provides counsel to individually-owned businesses and small to mid-sized businesses throughout a variety of industries including: distribution and logistics, construction, retail, and government contracting. Nathaniel has extensive experience helping such organizations with business formation, reorganization, wind-down, life cycle consulting and optimization, corporate governance and creditor representation.

Nathaniel is licensed to practice law in Virginia and is member of the Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law section and the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association.

Beyond the Suit

Outside of the office, Nathaniel enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and generally anything related to motorsports. He also volunteers his time with local animal shelters and foodbanks.


  • Filed and defended one of the first Chapter 11, Subchapter V (small business debtor reorganization) cases. Defended hotly contested issues (via the bankruptcy court, Office of the U.S. Trustee, secured lenders, and various taxing authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service and Virginia Department of Taxation) regarding eligibility, plan feasibility, creditor treatment, unsettled law, and other issues of first impression.
  • Served as counsel to franchisee – formulated, negotiated, and executed an exist strategy in the face of lease obligations, financial guarantees to lenders, and a multitude of secured liabilities, including those owed to the Small Business Administration.

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 2018

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


Regent University School of Law, J.D. 2018

Old Dominion University, B.S., 2013

Awards and Honors

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023-2024


Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law

Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association