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511 Union Street | Nashville | Tennessee | 37219 | USA

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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

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

Kaitlyn Dunn

Kaitlyn DunnAssociate

Kevin Elkins

Kevin ElkinsAssociate

Ryan Franklin

Ryan FranklinAssociate

Eric Fugett

Eric FugettAssociate

Spencer Green

Spencer GreenAssociate

Amber Greene

Amber GreeneAssociate

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

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


"Consumer Survey Fails Reliability Test and Results in Dismantling of Massive Verdict By Julian L Bibb IV INTA Bulletin
Waller, February 2018

In vacating a jury’s award of almost $54 million based on a finding of willful trademark and trade dress infringement, an Illinois federal district court granted the defendants’ motion for a new trial, finding the trial “fundamentally unfair due to the admission of unreliable and prejudicial expert testimony.” The Black & Decker Corporation et al v. Positec USA Inc.,No. 1:2011cv05426 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 11, 2017).After losing at trial, the defendants filed multiple post-trial motions...

The Conflict Over the CFPB and What it Means for the Future
Waller, December 2017

The federal agency now well-known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The CFPB is a uniquely independent agency, shielded from the executive branch in a way that other agencies are not. Doing away with that independence has the potential to significantly alter the CFPB and its regulatory work. Dodd-Frank provides that the CFPB shall be headed by a single director, who is removable by the president only for cause...

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Waller Elects Nine New Partners
Waller, January 2018

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP elected nine partners from the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Healthcare Compliance & Operations, and Finance & Restructuring practices. “We are honored to welcome such a diverse and talented group to the partnership,” said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein. “They exemplify the best of our profession as well as Waller’s commitment to client service.” Click here to read more...

Waller Recruits Leading Alcoholic Beverage Law Team to Bolster Retail and Hospitality Depth
Waller, January 2018

Adding a veteran team of attorneys to support its roster of hospitality and retail clients, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP announced today that William T. Cheek III, Robert D. Pinson, Olatayo O. “Tayo” Atanda, and Kimberly Faye have joined the firm’s Nashville office. Waller’s multi-disciplinary hospitality team services restaurants, hotels, craft breweries, and distilleries on a variety of legal issues by providing advice and representation on day-to-day operational, regulatory and strategic matters. The addition of the team of attorneys will enable Waller to provide hospitality clients with a full-service experience...

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