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Scott R. Bernhart

Managing Partner, Fort Worth Office
Fax +1.817.347.5299
Fax +1.214.939.5849

Mr. Bernhart has built a practice focusing on investment funds, real estate fund formation and private equity partnerships and joint ventures. He has significant experience in all types of flow-through entities and worked with clients ranging from small start-ups to billion dollar investors and entities.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Fund formations and structuring
  • Business and partnership transactions


  • Top Lawyers in Fort Worth, Fort Worth Magazine, 2005

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Represents one of the world’s largest private global real estate and private equity opportunity funds through twelve funds
  • Formed a private equity investment fund between an established hedge fund and the U.S. Treasury
  • Represents a $500 million real estate investment fund (debt and equity)
  • Represents a global real estate opportunity fund formed by a major international bank with a $1.2 billion established portfolio and $360 million in a new fund, as well as their follow-up fund
  • Represents several small to mid-sized investment funds and real estate funds
  • Successfully negotiated with some of the largest fund investors and their counsels both in the U.S. and internationally
  • Created and implemented complex structures in many of the large funds to meet tax and investor needs
  • Provide counseling and advice to fund managers including a special emphasis on emerging managers