Scott Deatherage, Attorney & Advisor

Scott brings his innovative approach to environmental, energy, and blockchain matters for companies, investment funds, and startups. He represents individuals and businesses in negotiating contracts, forming business entities, and various other aspects of business law.

Scott is based in Dallas and works on matters and for clients in the Texas area as well as the greater United States, and other parts of the world. Want to dig deeper into Scott’s extensive experience and his work in environmental, energy, and business law? Read more on the blog here.

Texas Super Lawyers,

Best Lawyers in Dallas,
Dallas Magazine

S. Deatherage Law, voted best Dallas Environmental lawyer

Best Lawyers in America, Environmental

America’s Leading
Lawyers for Business

Who’s Who Legal:

What We Do

Since S. Deatherage Law’s founding in 2016, Scott has brought his innovative approach as an environmental attorney to the intersection of business, environmental and energy matters.

He has advised business entities for decades and negotiated numerous contracts involving purchases and sales of businesses and assets, leases, independent contractors, engineering, consulting, construction and environmental and energy matters.


Scott Deatherage is one of Texas’ leading environmental and energy lawyers with over 30 years of experience in achieving successful outcomes for his clients. Peers, colleagues, and clients have repeatedly selected Scott for various honors including D Magazine’s “Best Environmental Attorney in Dallas”, SuperLawyers, and Best Lawyers.

Scott represents clients in environmental matters such as air emissions permits, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, and restoration and reuse of contaminated properties. He is a leading attorney in the climate change and carbon trading space.


Scott represents renewable, natural gas, and distributed energy project developers, energy storage project developers, landowners, and private equity companies on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues. He has assisted in negotiating ground leases, power purchase agreements, EPC agreements, interconnection agreements, as well as property tax exemptions and abatement. Scott also has represented lenders in relation to the financing of renewable energy projects. His legal practice extends to energy matters involving wind, solar, anaerobic digestion, biomass, waste-to-energy, and natural gas projects.

Business:  Contracts, Company Formation, General Counsel

Scott has advised various companies regarding business law issues. He has drafted and negotiated numerous types of contracts for clients including purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, solar leases, energy storage agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, service agreements, independent contractor agreements, and many others.  He has acted as an outside “general counsel” for developers, startups, and other companies.  He brings his legal and business acumen as well as subject matter expertise to various companies.  He has represented clients in business formations and sales of companies in renewable “M&A” transactions involving due diligence and negotiating purchase and sale agreements or “MIPAs”—membership interest purchase agreements for the sale of projects through sale of limited liability company interests.

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Carbon Trading Law and Practice

In Carbon Trading Law and Practice, author Scott D. Deatherage provides practitioners with a comprehensive practical guide to the US and international practice of carbon emissions trading. The book includes a comprehensive examination of state, federal, and international climate change and greenhouse gas laws and regulations, emissions trading, international and EU law, other reduction programs, carbon credit projects and financing, climate change disclosure, and the US regulatory regime for greenhouse gas regulation and emissions trading.


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