Scott H. Moskol

Partner | Co-Chair, Cannabis Business Advisory

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3522
Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Rhode Island

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1992

A.B., Brown University, 1989

Scott Moskol is a partner, and co-chair of the firm's Financial Restructuring & Distressed Transactions and Cannabis Business Advisory practices, and a member of the Corporate, Finance, and Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships practices. He has developed a national platform representing and counseling clients with respect to all legal issues that may arise in restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies, receiverships and other insolvency-related matters.

Scott’s practice also consists of advising clients with respect to the purchase and/or sale of distressed assets, companies and loan portfolios. Additionally, he has expertise advising private clients with respect to their public-private partnership relationships with the public sector. He also represents clients with respect to financings and lending transactions, as well as general corporate matters, sometimes serving as outside general counsel.

Since 2013, Scott has been providing corporate counsel to clients in the cannabis industry. His nationwide base of clients in this growing practice includes investors, lenders, operators of cultivation and dispensary facilities, consultants and family offices. Scott is often retained for capital raises, structuring appropriate vehicles for investment in the industry, drafting operative documents, and for general business advice given his involvement as an executive team member of one of his operating entity clients.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, he served as Vice President, Senior Asset Manager and Counsel for Capital Crossing, a division of Lehman Brothers Bank, F.S.B/Capital Crossing Servicing Company, LLC. He also managed all outstanding legal matters and cases for the nonperforming loans in the portfolio, which included assessing risk and cost of various options, and negotiating, resolving and restructuring the loans.



  • Representation of multiple clients in multiple states on various corporate, finance and operational issues in the Cannabis industry.
  • Representation of debtors and secured creditors in corporate and real estate reorganizations under Chapter 11.
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in commercial and mortgage debt financing and restructuring transactions.
  • Business acquisition and divestitures through bankruptcy, secured party sales transactions and other distressed situations.
  • Representation of clients with respect to general corporate issues, including P3 matters.
  • Serving as outside general counsel to corporate clients.
  • Advising Board of Directors with respect to insolvency and bankruptcy issues including fiduciary duties, D&O policies and zone of insolvency obligations.
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2006-2007)

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

City Year Boston Legal Community Breakfast 

  • Vice Chair


American Bankruptcy Institute

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association Northeast Chapter

  • Board of Directors

Washington D.C. Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"The New England Experience," Moderator, The Cannabis Industry: Growth Opportunities for Professionals, Operators and Investors, October 2017

"Legal and Business Considerations for Cannabis Startups and Consultants," Moderator, Women Grow: Boston Event, October 2016

"Issues with Workouts," Speaker, MassHousing Loan Officers Meeting, November 2012

"D&O Insurance and Bankruptcy," Speaker, National CPCU Society Annual Meeting, September 2007

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications


"Tips for Small Businesses Facing Difficult Financial Times," Boston Spirit Magazine, July/August 2013

"Get to Know Us: Burns & Levinson's LGBT Group," Boston Spirit Magazine, May/June 2010

"Bankruptcy Often Not Best Path to Reorganization," Providence Business News, February 2010

"Post-Confirmation Settlement Agreements, The Implication on Insurance Proceeds," Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 5, June 2007

"Supreme Court Denies Priority Status for Unpaid Workers' Compensation Premiums," Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 8, September 2006

"Bankruptcy Alternatives," ABI Health Care Insolvency Manual 2nd Edition, 2005


"Massachusetts' Recreational Marijuana Market Offers Opportunities, Pitfalls Aplenty," Marijuana Business Daily, March 2018

"Snap Judgments," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 2018

"Five Tips from Lawyers for Investing in Marijuana in Mass.," Boston Business Journal, October 2017

"Not Your Father's Weed," CommonWealth Magazine, December 2016

"Banking on the Pot Industry," CommonWealth Magazine, November 2016

"Five Questions With: Scott Moskol," Providence Business News, March 2010

"Rebuilding and Renewal - In Business and the Community: An Interview with Scott Moskol," Boston Spirit Magazine, January/February 2010


"Growing Their Own," Metro Corporate Counsel, May 2017

Scott H. Moskol
  • Business, Finance & Transactions
  • Finance
  • Financial Restructuring & Distressed Transactions
  • Cannabis Business Advisory
  • Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships

J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1992

A.B., Brown University, 1989


District of Columbia


Rhode Island

U.S. Supreme Court


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