M. Scott Stooksberry
Business Transactions, including Entity Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, and Lending Transactions; Oil & Gas; Business Litigation
Scott Stooksberry is Hill Gilstrap’s business transaction expert.
Scott has a passion for the subtle complexity of business transactions. His extensive experience in this, and in business litigation, allows him to anticipate complications that might arise in any complex transaction. “Realizing the different perspectives allows us to create a clear, accurate contract that will prevent litigation or mitigate the risks of future litigation.” In his more than two decades of practice, has represented buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, landlords, plaintiffs and defendants, in business litigation including matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, shareholder oppression, non-competition. He was one of the primary attorneys involved in the representation of a business client-plaintiff in a complex commercial litigation case in a four week jury trial in Tarrant County, Texas, in 2006, that concluded with a jury verdict in favor of the client in excess of three million dollars (with exemplary damages in excess of two million dollars). Mr. Stooksberry has represented business plaintiffs in shareholder oppression litigation that has resulted in favorable settlements in excess of one million dollars.
Outside of work, Scott is actively involved in the local arts community, and in particular with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where he is member of the Director’s Council. Scott is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and Texas Aggies. He enjoys golf and family activities and spends as much time as he can with his wife, Lori, and their young son, Wilson.
State Bar of Texas (1990)
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (1990)
University of Texas, J.D. (1989)
Texas A&M University, BBA (Management), cum laude (1985)
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Aggie Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)