Scott M. Baird handles all aspects of corporate and securities law, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, finance transactions, and securities law and compliance. Mr. Baird is an associate in the firm’s Business Transactions and Finance Groups.
Corporate Law and Business Transactions
Mr. Baird guides clients through a broad array of corporate business transactions and deals, such as mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and leveraged buyouts.
Mr. Baird handles private equity matters, divestitures, domestic and cross-border asset and stock purchases, public to private transactions, and seed and venture capital investments. Mr. Baird helps companies through all stages of the business cycle. He helps emerging companies with all legal needs, such as licensing core technology. He also assists with all forms of exit transactions, including initial public offerings, recapitalizations, and sales to both strategic and financial buyers. Mr. Baird assists public and private companies of all sizes. His business clients are in a range of industries, from biotechnology to manufacturing to media.
Banking – Regulatory
Mr. Baird also focuses his practice on public finance transactions and regulatory and compliance matters involving financial service institutions.
Mr. Baird is a regular contributor to Robinson+Cole’s Data Privacy + Security Insider blog, where he writes about cybersecurity and regulations impacting the banking industry. He has tackled topics such as whether bank theft by cyber-attack is covered by insurance, and how United States regulators are addressing ways to prevent cyber-attacks on the nation’s financial institutions.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Mr. Baird is currently working to help the Pro Bono Partnership, which provides free legal services to non-profit organizations, by creating a kit of legal documents needed to dissolve a charity.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Baird worked as a legal intern at Aetna, where he drafted and edited foreign brokerage contracts and consultancy agreements, and analyzed regulation and corporate governance for Aetna’s international health insurance business.
While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Baird served on the senior editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review and was vice president of the J.B. Moore Society of International Law. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Mr. Baird worked for two website entities, where he successfully aided in the technological aspects of their respective expansion and merger. He also served as a specialist in the university’s Office of Information Technology, where he authored approximately 20 technical articles for the IT department’s internal knowledge base.
In collaboration with a project sponsored by the American Law Institute, he has researched and analyzed the treaty practices of over a dozen Eastern European countries. Mr. Baird also speaks Russian.