Scott Collins

Firm: Helsell Fetterman
Location: Seattle - WA

  • 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200
    Seattle, WA 98154
  • Tel : (206) 689-2178
  • Fax : (206) 340-0902

As managing partner of Helsell Fetterman since 2001, Scott Collins understands the operational aspects of business and how legal issues must be addressed within greater business considerations. Utilizing that perspective, he provides clients with cost-effective legal counsel achieving practical results that serve their business goals.

Scott began his career representing lenders and vendors in the fishing and boating industries of the Pacific Northwest. These were tumultuous years for the fishing industry—and Scott frequently managed vessel arrest proceedings, foreclosing ship mortgages, maritime liens, and bankruptcy proceedings, protecting creditor claims and defending against trustee actions for preferential transfers.

Over the years Scott’s practice has expanded to a broader range of industries. Today, his practice focuses on banking and financial transactions, business and real estate transactions, and business litigation. In his banking and finance practice, Scott counsels financial institutions on all facets of the lending relationship—from drafting loan documentation and creating security interests; to working out troubled debt and foreclosing on collateral; to protecting lender claims in bankruptcy court. He also provides Washington State law legal opinions upon the requests of lenders in loan and finance transactions of all sizes and shapes.

In his business and real estate practice, Scott serves as general counsel to businesses on the issues they face day-to-day in their operations – from their formation, acquisition or merger; to their development, manufacture, sale and licensing of products; to their sale, leasing and acquisition of real estate; to their partnership disputes and employment issues. Scott is also an experienced litigator on a broad range of business disputes—from quieting real estate title in state court; to defending preferential and fraudulent transfer claims in bankruptcy court; to handling breach of contract and warranty claims in federal court.

Helsell Fetterman

We provide trusted advice and formidable advocacy for our clients. Our core responsibilities include understanding our clients’ goals, aspirations, and challenges, and using those insights to deliver the highest standard of personalized services in a timely and efficient manner. We create innovative solutions and, when advantageous, provide a team approach to problem solving.