Scott Williams is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of public companies and securities, with a focus on transportation and real estate matters.
As the former senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of a publicly traded railroad holding company, RailAmerica, Inc., and the former general counsel of Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C., Mr. Williams has an extensive understanding of the railroad industry and its accompanying business, regulatory and legal demands. Specifically, he is experienced in handling mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, financings and syndications, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) matters, personal injury claims, labor and other commercial litigation. He advises clients on railroad industry contracting, Surface Transportation Board matters, Federal Railroad Administration matters, NYSE and SEC regulatory compliance, and employment and human resources matters.
In addition, Mr. Williams is experienced in implementing Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance initiatives in a NYSE public company setting. He also has considerable experience in a variety of business and real estate transactions, including commercial office, shopping center and industrial park development, land development, construction and permanent loan financing, mortgage foreclosures and work-outs, title examination and insurance, agricultural transactions, and railroad acquisitions and financings.
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