Teri Scott
Teri Scott

Member

Phone: 303.299.8178

Fax: 303.298.0940

tscott@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Mary Jane Adams
303.299.8153

Areas of Emphasis

Corporate & Transactional

Corporate Compliance & Governance

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, 2006
    • Order of the Coif
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Teri is an accomplished, all-around corporate lawyer who represents public and private companies across their business life span. She negotiates on behalf of and advises clients on entity formation and corporate governance; mergers, acquisitions, and divestures; venture capital and green energy investments; regulatory compliance; corporate reorganizations; and operational matters. She also has extensive experience negotiating complex cable franchise agreements.

Before becoming a lawyer, Teri worked for multiple global cable and telecommunications companies, establishing and implementing policy for a wide variety of business and industry initiatives. She handled regulatory compliance and proceedings, cable franchise renewals and transfers, and oversaw various public affairs programs. In those roles, Teri gained business experience, and operational and practical knowledge, that few attorneys possess. This skill set enables her to provide her clients with a real-life, balanced view of issues and challenges as opposed to a purely legal perspective.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a publicly held e-commerce company in acquiring multiple new operating subsidiaries and in divesting itself of others.
  • Representing a large publicly held corporation in various green energy and venture capital investments.
  • Managing the code of conduct and compliance hotline process for multiple publicly held global companies.
  • Successfully negotiated hundreds of multifaceted cable franchise renewals.
  • Managed a complex end-of-year legal entity cleanup and reorganization for a large corporate client.
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Colorado, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • 5280 Magazine, Top Lawyer, Communications, Technology and Media (2015-2016)
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer (2015-2016)
Previous Experience
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Alex J. Martinez, Colorado Supreme Court, Denver, 2006 – 2007
  • AT&T Broadband, Englewood, CO, 1999 – 2003
    • Corporate Vice President, Franchise Policy, Implementation & Initiatives (2000 – 2003)
    • Vice President, Franchising and Local Government Affairs (1999 – 2000)
  • Tele-Communications, Inc., 1996 – 1998
    • Division Vice President, Franchising and Local Government Affairs, Englewood, CO, 1996 – 1998
    • Division Executive Director of Franchising, Englewood, CO, 1997-1998
    • Division Director of Franchising, Englewood, CO, 1997
    • Regional Director of Franchising, Redlands, CA, 1996 – 1997
  • Time Warner (KBLCOM, a Houston Industries subsidiary, until 1995), Portland, OR, 1991 – 1996
    • Director of Public Affairs, 1992 – 1996
    • Public Affairs Manager, 1991 – 1992
    • Executive Assistant / Public Affairs Representative, 1990 – 1991