Scott T. Whittaker Esq.

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
Whittaker, Scottt T.

Scott Whittaker is a Member of Stone Pigman in New Orleans and Chair of the firm's Business Section. Mr. Whittaker represents clients in a wide variety of transactions, including buying, selling and merging companies; private placements of securities; venture capital and private equity transactions; joint ventures; roll-ups, spin-offs and split-ups; and all phases of real estate acquisitions, development and financing. Mr. Whittaker joined Stone Pigman in 1984. 

Mr. Whittaker is an active member of the Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions of the American Bar Association, where he serves as Chair of the Judicial Interpretations Working Group of the Subcommittee on M&A Jurisprudence.  He is an active member and Past President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Louisiana Chapter.  

He is the founder and current Chair of the ACG Louisiana Business Community Outreach Committee, which is working with a number of partner organizations, including NOLA Business Alliance and Goodwork Network, toward increasing growth and opportunities for minority-owned and other small business in the New Orleans community. 

He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Corporate and Business Law, and served as chairman of the governing council of the Section in 1991-92. Mr. Whittaker is also a former Chairman of the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, a committee on which he served in various capacities since 1991 (including over 10 years as Examiner on the subject of Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments). 

He received his B.A. (cum laude), from Tulane University and his J.D. (magna cum laude), from Tulane University Law School.


Co-author of BBNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 61-3rd, Negotiated Acquisitions. This portfolio discusses the planning requirements and transactional mechanics of acquiring a company through a negotiated acquisition. The discussion will apply primarily to the acquisition of privately held companies by other privately held companies, for such transactions tend to be heavily negotiated. After identifying the players and their roles in pre-acquisition planning, the portfolio provides an overview of the transaction, considering the possible structures available, and the tax, securities law, and accounting issues involved. The portfolio then examines the due diligence investigation, explores the government's regulatory concerns, discusses the actual negotiations and the closing of the deal, and looks at some of the issues raised in particular transactions.