Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Constitutional Law

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

Scott Cousins, an attorney based in Wilmington, Delaware, is the driving force behind Cousins Law LLC, serving as its founder and proprietor. With an impressive legal career spanning over 27 years, Mr. Cousins is nationally recognized for his trial advocacy skills. He extends his invaluable guidance and assistance to a diverse clientele in Wilmington and New York City, specializing in various legal matters, including:

  • Business reorganizations and liquidations
  • Workouts and out-of-court restructurings
  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Transaction due diligence
  • Statutory and ad hoc committee representations
  • Serving as liquidating trustees, assignees, and other fiduciaries
  • Handling acquisitions involving financially distressed companies

Throughout his professional journey, Mr. Cousins has established a reputation as a leading expert in corporate bankruptcy. He has successfully managed intricate business reorganizations, liquidations, distressed sales, and a range of other complex transactions. His expertise extends to advocating for the rights and interests of both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, serving a diverse portfolio of commercial clients across various industries.

Mr. Cousins is widely acclaimed for his outstanding professionalism and commitment to service. He has been accorded an AV Preeminent peer review rating* by Martindale-Hubbell, in addition to consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Furthermore, he has secured a spot in Chambers & Partners USA as a distinguished business lawyer, a recognition he has consistently received since 2010. His client testimonials and referrals stand as further testament to his exceptional legal acumen.

Educationally, Mr. Cousins holds a Master of Business Administration from Widener University and a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, both earned in 1992. He is an active member of esteemed legal organizations such as the Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Delaware State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Moreover, Mr. Cousins has contributed to legal scholarship through publications in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and has conducted numerous lectures and seminars in his region, sharing insights on various legal topics within his practice areas.

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