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511 Union Street | Nashville | Tennessee | 37219 | USA

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Nashville, Tennessee | Birmingham, Alabama | Memphis, Tennessee | Austin, Texas

Waller's Overview

Waller: delivering business solutions by combining world-class legal skills with a deep understanding of our clients' strategic objectives.

Waller helps businesses and individuals throughout the United States and abroad achieve financial and strategic goals in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.

Waller's deep roster of experienced business lawyers addresses the legal needs of clients in transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, commercial finance, securities, restructuring, real estate, tax and the expansion or relocation of business operations.

A trusted advisor to many of the leading companies in the highly regulated healthcare industry, Waller has earned a national reputation for creative insight and professional commitment and is recognized as one of the nation's largest healthcare law firms by Modern Healthcare.

Waller has ranked among “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” by Corporate Board Member magazine since 2000, and 75 percent of Waller partners are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Waller’s commitment to service is highlighted in the following quotations from recent editions of Chambers and Partners' America's Leading Lawyers for Business:

“[We] had a very good experience with Waller and the ultimate success of this project will be in great part due to its team.”

“There is nothing this distinguished outfit does not know about the healthcare industry.”

“Waller stands out for the quality of services in the corporate arena. Aimed at the middle market, the team operates on a national level.”

“This first class giant flexes its corporate muscle in many complex transactions. The thoroughly professional and knowledgeable team has experience of all business cycles.”

  • Year this Office was Established: 1905
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 200


Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Relocation / Expansion
  • Crisis Management & Avoidance
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • E-Discovery and Data Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Regulatory & Compliance
  • Executive Compensation
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Government Investigations & Crisis Management
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Commercial Finance
  • Healthcare Compliance & Operations
  • Healthcare Government Investigations
  • Healthcare Immigration
  • Healthcare Labor & Employment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Healthcare Real Estate
  • Healthcare Securities
  • Healthcare Tax
  • Immigration
  • Industrial and Distribution Centers
  • Information Technology & Electronic Medical Records
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment Class Actions
  • Labor Disputes
  • Land Use / Zoning
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profits / Tax-Exempt Entities
  • Patents
  • Patient Privacy
  • Permitting
  • Products Liability
  • Project Development and Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Software Licensing
  • Special Investment Counsel
  • Special Matters
  • State and Local Taxes
  • Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Wage and Hour (FLSA)
  • Wealth Management and Succession Planning
  • White Collar Defense
Representative Clients
  • BancorpSouth, Inc.
  • Bank of New York
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
  • BTG International Inc.
  • Clarcore Inc.
  • DaVita Inc.
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • Dollar General Corporation
  • First American Payment Systems
  • Gaylord Entertainment Company
  • HCA Inc.
  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated
  • LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
  • Logan's Roadhouse, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Meredith Corp.
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Piramal Healthcare Limited
  • Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
  • Radio Systems Corporation
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Symbion, Inc.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • The Tennessee Titans
  • Thoma Cressey Bravo Equity Partners
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Willis North America, Inc.


Robert Campbell

Robert R. Campbell, Jr.Former Waller Board Member

Chase Cole

Chase ColePartner

Ames Davis

Ames DavisPartner

Vinh Duong

Vinh DuongPartner

Mark Folk

Mark FolkPartner

David Head

David HeadPartner

James Nixon III

James H. Nixon IIIBoard of Directors

Kevin Page

Kevin PagePartner

John Park

John ParkPartner

Katie Stenberg

Katie G. StenbergBoard of Directors

Drew Warth

Drew WarthPartner


John Arnold

John ArnoldAssociate

Taylor Askew

Taylor AskewAssociate

Wells Beckett

Wells BeckettAssociate

Mark Bell

Mark M. BellAssociate

Julian Bibb

Julian L BibbAssociate

Robert Boon

Robert BoonAssociate

Jason Brace

Jason BraceAssociate

John Bunge

John M BungeAssociate

Andrew Chen

Andrew ChenAssociate

Stacy Clark

Stacy C ClarkAssociate

Kaitlyn Dunn

Kaitlyn DunnAssociate

Kevin Elkins

Kevin ElkinsAssociate

Ryan Franklin

Ryan FranklinAssociate

Eric Fugett

Eric FugettAssociate

Spencer Green

Spencer GreenAssociate

Amber Greene

Amber GreeneAssociate

Lida Griest

Lida GriestAssociate

Erin Hughes

Erin HughesAssociate

Morgan Ivey

Morgan L IveyAssociate

Seema Kanwar

Seema KanwarAssociate

Nora Katz

Nora KatzAssociate

Tyler Layne

Tyler LayneAssociate

Nick Mann

Nick MannAssociate

David Marks

David MarksAssociate

Leslie Nash

Leslie A NashAssociate

Chen Ni

Chen NiAssociate

Caitlyn Page

Caitlyn PageAssociate

Daniel Patten

Daniel PattenAssociate

Alex Porter

Alex PorterAssociate

Stephen Quinn

Stephen QuinnAssociate

Keith Randall

Keith RandallAssociate

Kyle Rate

Kyle A RateAssociate

Eric Scalzo

Eric ScalzoAssociate

Lanta Wang

Lanta WangAssociate

Joseph Watson

Joseph WatsonAssociate

Joshua Wood

Joshua T WoodAssociate

Lin Ye

Lin YeAssociate

Of Counsel


Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane BaileyPolicy Advisor/ Attorney

Mack Cooper

Mack CooperSenior Policy Advisor

Mike Lee

Mike LeeMarketing Manager


Proposed Rule from HHS Changes Standards for ACA Individual and Small Group Marketplaces by Neil Krugman on the Waller Healthcare Blog
Waller, February 2017

In one of the first concrete developments related to Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes following Dr. Thomas E. Price’s approval as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a Notice of Proposed Rule making was released by HHS on February 15, 2017, with the stated goal of helping to stabilize the individual and small group marketplaces established by the ACA...

"How to De-stress a Distressed Senior Living Company" Co-Authored by Jeffery D Parrish and John C Tishler
Waller, February 2017

External pressures, such as lower reimbursement rates and an overall shift in policy by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state Medicaid agencies have put significant financial and operational pressure on skilled nursing and other senior living operators in the United States. Internal pressures, such as poor operational decision-making and a difficult, competitive environment for patients and employees, have combined to put some skilled nursing facility (SNF) owners and operators against the proverbial financial and operational wall...

All articles submitted by Waller


Waller Elects Twelve New Partners
Waller, February 2017

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, technology, retail and hospitality industries, has elected twelve new partners from the firm’s Corporate, Environmental, Finance and Restructuring, Healthcare Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate practices. “Waller’s newest partners hail from our offices in Texas, Alabama and Tennessee and reflect the firm’s depth and experience across a broad range of practice areas and industry teams,” said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein...

Don Moody Recognized Among Most Influential in Dental Industry as Waller Expands its Dental and DSO Legal Practice
Waller, February 2017

Don Moody, a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, was recently named one of The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2017 by dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge. The publication highlighted Moody’s long-standing role in the dental support organization (DSO) industry and his representation of some of the industry’s leading companies and private equity investors. He is the only attorney featured in the list...

All press submitted by Waller


Waller Healthcare Blog

Waller Healthcare Blog

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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