Scot E. Sheldon graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Accounting before earning his law degree from Pepperdine University in 1979. Following his admittance to the Texas Bar in 1979, Mr. Sheldon worked as in-house legal counsel for Gulf States Utilities Company before joining Moore, Landrey, Garth & Jones in 1982.
In 1984, Mr. Sheldon founded the law firm of Sheldon & King, which was a predecessor of Provost, Sheldon, Steele, Hughes, Giblin, Branick & Wimberley. Mr. Sheldon served as managing partner of the Provost, Sheldon firm from 1989 until rejoining the Moore, Landrey firm in October 1992. In March 1997, Mr. Sheldon, Kevin M. Jordan and Robert B. Dunham formed Sheldon, Jordan & Dunham, L.L.P., where he served as managing partner until rejoining Moore Landrey in March 2012.
Business, Banking and Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
State of Texas
U. S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
Pepperdine University, J.D. 1979
Lamar University, B.B.A Accounting 1977
State Bar of Texas
Jefferson County Bar Association (former Director)
Texas Association of Bank Counsel (former Member)
Nationally Recognized Bond Counsel (former Member)
Director and Chairman, Money Management International, Inc., 1997–2012
Director, Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, Inc. 1987-1995
Director and Chairman, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Gulf Coast Area, Inc., 1991–1997
Director, Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas, Inc., 1992-1996
Director, First Interstate Bank of Port Arthur (formerly Allied Nederland Bank) 1986-1990
Active Member (Personnel Committee and Sunday School Teacher), Calvary Baptist Church,
Head Coach, Little League and Select Baseball Teams
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Mr. Sheldon is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest rating given for ethical standards and professional ability. Since 1988, Mr. Sheldon has served as general counsel of the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas, a political subdivision of the State of Texas. In addition to his duties as general counsel, Mr. Sheldon has served as Issuer Counsel for the Port of Port Arthur and the Port Arthur Navigation District Industrial Development Corporation, which collectively have issued and sold several billion dollars in tax exempt bonds to finance facilities in the Port Arthur, Texas area.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Sheldon has served as counsel for the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, a council of governments created by the legislature of the State of Texas. In such capacity, Mr. Sheldon has been involved in the formation and/or operation of the Commission’s 911 Emergency Network, Air Quality Monitoring and Compliance Programs, Transportation Programs, and Disaster Recovery Programs which have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial assistance received under federal and state programs.
Mr. Sheldon has formed and/or served as general counsel for numerous companies, many of which have become very successful and involved in public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. Mr. Sheldon’s knowledge and experience in corporate law, business law and complex financings have helped to serve the needs of business clients and contributed to their successes.