Scott A. Colley
Associate

Email: scolley@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3381

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Scott brings a wealth of hands-on, in-house experience to the representation of clients with interests in large construction and real estate development projects. Serving for years as general counsel for national firms that specialize in commercial, retail, restaurant, office, and multi-family projects, Scott provides sound guidance and strategic counsel throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Whether in bidding, contracting, and leasing, compliance, insurance, and risk management, operations, or contested litigation, Scott’s practical yet creative approach to problem-solving is an invaluable asset for clients involved in developments of all scope and kinds.

A licensed real estate broker in Texas and Oklahoma, Scott earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law after graduating from William Jewell College. When not serving his clients, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and cheering on or chauffeuring his four school-aged children to one of their many activities.

Scott is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully avoided litigation on a 314 unit multi-family project by working with the owner to allow the contractor to finish the punch list
  • Successfully negotiated a walk-away between a hotel owner and contractor to avoid a protracted punch list problem and potential litigation
  • Successfully mediated several defective construction claims on behalf of general contractors
  • Negotiate multiple commercial retail leases for clients
  • Negotiate multiple real estate purchase and sale agreements for clients
  • Performed in-house legal duties for general contractors with revenue from $30M to $200M
  • Successfully collected unpaid invoices on behalf of clients

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Honors and Recognitions

  • CenterBuild Rising Retail Leaders Under 40, Class of 2017
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society
  • Dean’s List, William Jewell College
  • Murphy Award for Excellence Scholarship
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society

Publications and Presentations

Educational/Professional Background

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004
  • William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Psychology, 2001
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Texas and Oklahoma

Court Admissions

Scott A. Colley is licensed to practice law in the following areas:

  • Texas

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Scott A. Colley

Associate

Email: scolley@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3381

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Scott brings a wealth of hands-on, in-house experience to the representation of clients with interests in large construction and real estate development projects. Serving for years as general counsel for national firms that specialize in commercial, retail, restaurant, office, and multi-family projects, Scott provides sound guidance and strategic counsel throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Whether in bidding, contracting, and leasing, compliance, insurance, and risk management, operations, or contested litigation, Scott’s practical yet creative approach to problem-solving is an invaluable asset for clients involved in developments of all scope and kinds.

A licensed real estate broker in Texas and Oklahoma, Scott earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law after graduating from William Jewell College. When not serving his clients, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and cheering on or chauffeuring his four school-aged children to one of their many activities.

Scott is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts.