W. Scott Laseter



Office Address:
1200 Peachtree Street, N.E
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309


Mercer University
(J.D., magna cum laude, 1990)

(B.A., 1984)




Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (C’ 2013), Board Chair (2019–2020)


America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005–Present)

The Best Lawyers in America® 25th Anniversary Edition, Environmental Law

Best Lawyers® 2020 Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Environmental – Atlanta

Best Lawyers® 2013 Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Environmental – Atlanta

Scott Laseter´s practice has included litigation, regulatory and transactional aspects of environmental law. For nearly three decades he has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to representing publicly traded real estate companies, parties to CMBS transactions, financial institutions, REITs, developers and public and private investors in connection with environmental problems arising out of buying, selling, owning and financing real estate. Through this work, Scott has been involved in the redevelopment or repositioning of hundreds of environmentally challenged properties, including dozens of Brownfield sites in Georgia and numerous properties under analogous laws across the country.

Over the years Scott has also developed extensive experience with manufactured gas plant issues ranging from investigation and remediation oversight to cost recovery, insurance coverage and common law litigation. Prior to attending law school, Scott spent several years in the insurance business. He has built on this experience by handling a wide-range of environmental and non-environmental insurance matters on behalf of policyholders, including successfully securing coverage for such diverse claims as environmental clean up costs, defense of asbestos lawsuits, and disability coverage for silicone-induced autoimmune disease.

Chambers USA first recognized Scott in its 2005 edition of America´s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leader in the environmental practice area and, in 2017, named him as one of only four attorneys in Georgia in Band 1 for environmental law. He has also been included for many years in The Best Lawyers in America® in the environmental law specialty.

Scott is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) class of 2013. He was named to the IGEL board in 2014 and elected as chair in 2019. He has also served as a member and chairman of Georgia Justice Project board of directors, and on the board of AH Capital Campaign, Inc., a support organization for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.