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Scott Cole

Scott Cole
191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 

Scott Cole is a Partner in the Atlanta office and works with several of the firm’s practice groups. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cole has a civil engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

Mr. Cole is a senior member of the Transactional Practice Group. He focuses his energy on the sale of medical offices, including dental offices, to larger groups. In connection with this, he has worked with many of the larger national and regional DSOs. He represents clients, including technology, communications and energy companies, on a variety of matters ranging from entity selection, organizational structuring, transaction structuring, and working with clients through day-to-day and extraordinary business transactions. Mr. Cole works with corporate clients to identify strategic goals and assists them through initial planning, negotiations, and project completion.

Mr. Cole worked as outside counsel to a suburban Atlanta county, local water authority, and currently serves as city attorney for Mansfield, GA. In those capacities, he drafted and reviewed various contracts, including GDOT and multi-million dollar construction contracts; drafted various ordinances and resolutions; and advised local officials on land acquisition, policy, and other matters.

Mr. Cole is the Chair of the Environmental Practice Group. He has over 17 years’ experience handling water supply, environmental, and local government matters with a focus on acquiring permits under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act. In this arena, Mr. Cole has been involved in nearly 20 water supply reservoirs and numerous private developments, representing those clients in front of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Mr. Cole has been a member of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Basin Advisory Council for both the Ocmulgee and Chattahoochee River Basins.

Mr. Cole is the Chair of the Environmental Practice Group and a Senior Member of the Transactional Practice Groups.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy
  • Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy

EDUCATION

  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelors Degree, Civil Engineering
  • Mercer University School of Law, Juris Doctor

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Conservative Policy Leadership Institution, 2014
  • Covington Redevelopment Authority
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals
  • Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, 2015
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia, 2012 (Treasurer)
  • Smart Growth Newton County Board of Directors

Presentations

  • 2012 Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Annual Meeting, “The Role of Reservoirs” – Panel Speaker
  • 2012 Alabama Water Resources Conference
  • 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, “Interbasin Transfers of Water”
  • 2011 Georgia Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference, “Water Supply Reservoirs in Georgia” – Panel Speaker
  • 2010 ACCG County Attorneys Breakfast, Update on the Statewide Comprehensive Regional Water Planning Process
  • 2010 Spring Conference for the American Bar Association’s Local Government Section, “Interbasin Transfers of Water” – Panel Speaker
  • 2010 CLE on Georgia Water Supply Update
Written by Scott Cole, Esq. The Georgia/Florida Water Wars were the topic of a hearing before U. S. District Court Circuit Judge Paul Kelly, Jr. on
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a new practice group to help clients navigate the complex and frequently changing federal, state and local laws governing
Scott Cole, of Counsiel with over 15 years' experience handling water supply, environmental and local government matters with a focus on acquiring permits under Section 404
HBS attorneys, Brad Carver and Scott Cole, escorted the History Channel Network to the Camack Stone site at the Alabama-Tennessee-Georgia boundary location alongside the Tennessee River.  The
On November 16, 2010 Hall Booth Smith's Scott Cole spoke to the Auburn City Council on water supply and reservoir planning. Addressing the multiple issues
Practice Specific Experience

Scott Cole is a Partner in the Atlanta office and works with several of the firm’s practice groups. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cole has a civil engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

Mr. Cole is a senior member of the Transactional Practice Group. He focuses his energy on the sale of medical offices, including dental offices, to larger groups. In connection with this, he has worked with many of the larger national and regional DSOs. He represents clients, including technology, communications and energy companies, on a variety of matters ranging from entity selection, organizational structuring, transaction structuring, and working with clients through day-to-day and extraordinary business transactions. Mr. Cole works with corporate clients to identify strategic goals and assists them through initial planning, negotiations, and project completion.

Mr. Cole worked as outside counsel to a suburban Atlanta county, local water authority, and currently serves as city attorney for Mansfield, GA. In those capacities, he drafted and reviewed various contracts, including GDOT and multi-million dollar construction contracts; drafted various ordinances and resolutions; and advised local officials on land acquisition, policy, and other matters.

Mr. Cole is the Chair of the Environmental Practice Group. He has over 17 years’ experience handling water supply, environmental, and local government matters with a focus on acquiring permits under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act. In this arena, Mr. Cole has been involved in nearly 20 water supply reservoirs and numerous private developments, representing those clients in front of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Mr. Cole has been a member of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Basin Advisory Council for both the Ocmulgee and Chattahoochee River Basins.

Mr. Cole is the Chair of the Environmental Practice Group and a Senior Member of the Transactional Practice Groups.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy
  • Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy

EDUCATION

  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelors Degree, Civil Engineering
  • Mercer University School of Law, Juris Doctor

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Conservative Policy Leadership Institution, 2014
  • Covington Redevelopment Authority
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals
  • Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, 2015
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia, 2012 (Treasurer)
  • Smart Growth Newton County Board of Directors

Presentations

  • 2012 Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Annual Meeting, “The Role of Reservoirs” – Panel Speaker
  • 2012 Alabama Water Resources Conference
  • 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, “Interbasin Transfers of Water”
  • 2011 Georgia Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference, “Water Supply Reservoirs in Georgia” – Panel Speaker
  • 2010 ACCG County Attorneys Breakfast, Update on the Statewide Comprehensive Regional Water Planning Process
  • 2010 Spring Conference for the American Bar Association’s Local Government Section, “Interbasin Transfers of Water” – Panel Speaker
  • 2010 CLE on Georgia Water Supply Update
Written by Scott Cole, Esq. The Georgia/Florida Water Wars were the topic of a hearing before U. S. District Court Circuit Judge Paul Kelly, Jr. on
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a new practice group to help clients navigate the complex and frequently changing federal, state and local laws governing
Scott Cole, of Counsiel with over 15 years' experience handling water supply, environmental and local government matters with a focus on acquiring permits under Section 404
HBS attorneys, Brad Carver and Scott Cole, escorted the History Channel Network to the Camack Stone site at the Alabama-Tennessee-Georgia boundary location alongside the Tennessee River.  The
On November 16, 2010 Hall Booth Smith's Scott Cole spoke to the Auburn City Council on water supply and reservoir planning. Addressing the multiple issues
Practice Specific Experience