Pamela J. Scott

Pamela J. Scott

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (302) 421-6878
Secondary Phone:
Fax: (302) 421-5870

Primary Office

Wilmington
1201 North Market Street
Suite 2300
Wilmington, DE 19801

Pamela J. Scott

Partner

Pam Scott's more than 30 years of work as an attorney is complemented by a mix of roles relevant to utility companies, real estate developers, large and small businesses, healthcare facilities and institutional uses who need advice on how complex regulatory environments apply to their projects and deals. Primarily, Pam helps utility companies seek approvals from the Delaware Public Service Commission and commercial and institutional clients navigate land use and zoning issues for real estate projects involving the intersection of administrative law and government relations. Pam's experience includes work as assistant general counsel for the multi-state utility company Pepco Holdings, LLC; a lawyer in private practice representing clients in matters involving commercial real estate transactions, government relations and complex land use projects; a legal advisor to the City of Wilmington and New Castle County; and policy director for the Delaware Department of Transportation, the largest agency in state government. Together, this background gives Pam a holistic understanding of the challenges businesses face when they must interact with regulators, politicians and community interests to move their projects forward.

Experience

Utilities

Pam assists utility companies on matters ranging from routine regulatory filings to complex rates cases based in part on her past experience serving as regulatory counsel for Delmarva Power & Light Company in Delaware and Atlantic City Electric Company in New Jersey. She has litigated base rate cases in Delaware and represented utility industry clients in all manner of applications before the Delaware Public Service Commission as well as contractual matters pertaining to Power Purchase Agreements, Gas Service Agreements, Renewable Energy Agreements, Interconnection Agreements, Government Aggregation Programs and real estate related transactions. She also offers regulatory compliance advice and handles matters involving government relations including the drafting of legislation.

Real Estate and Land Use

Pam represents large and small businesses in commercial real estate transactions and in complex land matters through appearances before Delaware's various governmental boards and agencies that review development projects. Her experience also includes securing traffic waivers, obtaining approvals for major subdivision and land development plans, obtaining variances and securing land use approvals for new cellular telephone sites.

A real estate developer in securing regulatory approvals for one of the largest residential and commercial projects located in southern New Castle County, involving in excess of 1300 dwelling units and 500,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.
A Fortune 500 company in obtaining government approvals for the establishment of a 2 million square foot world headquarters in Delaware.
Two major hospitals in Delaware in obtaining government approvals for major expansions.
A nationwide wireless cell phone provider in obtaining approvals for cellular sites throughout the State of Delaware.
Gas utility in obtaining approvals with the City of Wilmington for the outside installation of gas meters and equipment within City Historic Districts.
Gas utility in obtaining approvals to rebuild a regulator station in the City of Wilmington.
Utility company in negotiations with the Department of Transportation pertaining to reimbursement for the relocation of gas and electric facilities and the taking of land related to the construction of transportation improvements at the Wilmington Riverfront.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Real Estate Zoning/Land Use" by Chambers USA, 2005 to 2011

Named to the Delaware Super Lawyers list for Real Estate, 2008- 2012

Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Land Use & Zoning Law, 2008-2012

Memberships and Affiliations

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

  • Advisory Board Member and current Board Member
  • Past President, Board of Directors

President, Reading Assist Institute

Board Member, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Emerging Enterprise Center

First Vice President, Committee of 100

Council Member, State of Delaware Council on Transportation

Former Member, Delaware Board of Bar Examiners

Delaware State Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Education

J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1983

B.A., University of Delaware, 1980

Bar Admissions

Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Pam Scott's more than 30 years of work as an attorney is complemented by a mix of roles relevant to utility companies, real estate developers, large and small businesses, healthcare facilities and institutional uses who need advice on how complex regulatory environments apply to their projects and deals. Primarily, Pam helps utility companies seek approvals from the Delaware Public Service Commission and commercial and institutional clients navigate land use and zoning issues for real estate projects involving the intersection of administrative law and government relations. Pam's experience includes work as assistant general counsel for the multi-state utility company Pepco Holdings, LLC; a lawyer in private practice representing clients in matters involving commercial real estate transactions, government relations and complex land use projects; a legal advisor to the City of Wilmington and New Castle County; and policy director for the Delaware Department of Transportation, the largest agency in state government. Together, this background gives Pam a holistic understanding of the challenges businesses face when they must interact with regulators, politicians and community interests to move their projects forward.