Scott C. Williams

Nashville, Tennessee

Scott C. Williams is a principal with Manier & Herod.  Mr. Williams practices in the areas of bankruptcy/insolvency, business, corporate, real estate, surety, and trusts/estates.  Mr. Williams has handled business acquisition and sale transactions, real estate sale and lease transactions, as well as financing and collateralization transactions for individuals, businesses, lenders, trusts and sureties.

Mr. Williams has represented sureties in distressed contractor/account transactions and workouts, inter-creditor transactions, surety credit facilities, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, co-surety transactions, and in connection with bond claims (payment, performance, commercial) and indemnity matters both domestically and internationally.  Mr. Williams has represented sureties in virtually every aspect of surety law and in relation to disputes, bankruptcies and insolvency matters arising in a number of states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.  Mr. Williams’ international surety experience includes work on surety matters in Brazil and Canada, and in insolvency proceedings in Spain.

Mr. Williams was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 2001 and was admitted to practice in Missouri in 2013.  Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Tennessee and Missouri.

Mr. Williams received his B.A. in International Studies in 1995 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.  Mr. Williams received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2001, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was selected for membership in Curia Honor Society.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Surety Law
  • Tax and Business Succession Planning
  • Tax, Business and Commercial

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2001
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D.
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Author, Chapter 11 Bankruptcies – Differences in Procedure and Strategy, Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference 2018, Clearwater Beach, Florida.
  • Author, Variations on the Theme of Takeover, American Bar Association, Tort and Trial Practice Session, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 2016 Spring Meeting, La Quinta, California.
  • Co-Author with Mary LeVan, Practice Pointer: Equipment and Facilities Utilization under the Indemnity Agreement, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Spring 2014 Newsletter.
  • Contributor, Chapter III, Documents and Agreements Related to the Indemnity Agreement, 2 THE SURETY’S INDEMNITY AGREEMENT – LAW & PRACTICE (2008).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (ABA)
  • Surety Claims Institute