Brendetta A. Scott Of Counsel

Brendetta Scott, an attorney and certified mediator with Hoover Slovacek, primarily focuses her practice on business bankruptcy. Ms. Scott has represented debtors, creditors, and an official equity committee in large and complex bankruptcy cases. She has also represented institutional lenders, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtors, a bankruptcy trustee and landlords in numerous matters in consumer bankruptcy cases. Ms. Scott works with small business bankruptcy debtors, including medical providers, churches and daycares, to provide affordable legal services.

By representing a trustee, debtors, and creditors, Ms. Scott provides a wealth of insight and effective representation of the client.  Her bankruptcy experience spans contested matters in Chapters 7, 11, and 13.

Ms. Scott was the lead attorney who represented independent upstream energy company Luca International Group, LLC and its eleven affiliates (“Luca”) in a complex Chapter 11 case.  After assisting with the sale of the majority of Luca’s assets and working with the creditors, including the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Scott was extremely instrumental in getting Luca’s Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation confirmed on July 18, 2016.  As part of confirmation, a liquidating trust was established and a liquidating trustee, who Ms. Scott is representing in pursuing litigation, was appointed in the Luca case.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • State Bar of Texas Member, 1999-Present
  • Member of the Houston Bar Association (Immediate Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, 2015-2016; Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, 2014-2015; Chair Elect of the Bankruptcy Section, 2013-2014; Treasurer of the Bankruptcy Section, 2012-2013; Co-Chair of Professionalism Committee, 2008-2009; Co-Chair of Law Week Committee, 2007-2008; and Member of the Speakers’ Bureau Committee 2008-2009; Law Week Committee, 2008-2010; Professionalism Committee, 2008-2010; and Minority Opportunities in the Legal Professional Committee, 2009-2010)
  • Moller/Foltz Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Turnaround Management Association, Houston Chapter

PRESENTATIONS AND/OR PUBLICATIONS

  • 2014 Planning Committee Member and Speaker for the University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Galveston, TX; Paper entitled:  “The Dissipating Consumer Discharge:  How to Maximize the Broadest Discharge Possible” (Co-Author)
  • 2013 Planning Committee Member and Speaker for the University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Galveston, TX; Paper entitled:  “Emergency Filings, Eligibility Issues and Other Issues to Address” (Co-Author)
  • 2010 Speaker for the Houston Association of Bankruptcy Paralegals First Annual Meeting & Full Day CLE Seminar Developed for the Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Paralegal, Houston, TX – Paper entitled: “Working Cooperatively with the Mortgage Lenders” (Co-Author)
  • 2010 Speaker for University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Galveston, TX – Paper entitled: “Skits Regarding the Practice of Bankruptcy Law” (Co-Author)
  • 2010 Co-Author of Paper entitled:  “Bankruptcy and Ethical Issues in Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Practice” for the Texas Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Practice for Paralegals Seminar sponsored by Half Moon, LLC
  • Fall 2009, Vol. 11, No. 1:  Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation – Article entitled:  “Attorneys Who Mishandle Their Clients’ Proofs of Claim Leave Themselves Open to Significant Blame” (Co-Author)
  • 2009 Spring Luncheon Panel Participant for the Downtown Group regarding, “Springing Out of Economic Troubled Waters:  Foreclosures, Bankruptcies and Debt Collections”
  • 2009 Speaker for University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Galveston, TX – Paper entitled: “Skits Regarding Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy” (Co-Author)
  • 2008 Speaker for University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Galveston, TX – Paper entitled:  “Houses: Key Issues and Case Law Developments in Bankruptcy” (Co-Author)
  • 2008 Speaker for the First Southern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Woodlands, TX
  • 2007 and 2008 Speaker for the University of Houston Law Center CLE, “Collecting Debts & Judgments”, Houston & Dallas, TX
  • 2007 Speaker for the National Business Institute, “Bankruptcy Law & Procedures from Start to Finish”, Dallas, TX – Booklet entitled:  Bankruptcy Law & Procedures from Start to Finish(Co-Author)
  • 2006 Speaker for Sterling Education Services CLE, “Landlord & Tenant Law”, Houston, TX –Paper entitled: “Landlord and Tenant Obligations: A Tug-of-War” (Author)

HONORS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • 2009 Equal Access “Star” of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2010 Cambridge Who’s Who
  • 2009 and 2011 Who’s Who in Black Houston
  • Texas Bar Foundation (2009 – 2010 Nominating Committee Member; and 2016-2017)
  • Shape Community Center Volunteer

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1999

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas – Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999
  • Jackson State University (W.E.B. Dubois Honors College), Jackson, MS – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, MS – Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, 1994
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