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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
  • Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.
  • Ally Corporate Finance
  • Axia Women's Health
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Tenn
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • CIT Bank, N.A.
  • Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
  • Dollar General Corp.
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Gastro Health, LLC
  • HCA Inc.
  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated
  • Hildred Capital Partners, LLC
  • Indeed, Inc.
  • LifePoint Health
  • Light Wave Dental
  • Lorient Capital, LLC
  • Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, LLC
  • NAPA Management Services Corporation
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Physical Rehabilitation Network
  • Regions Bank
  • Sector Financial, Inc.
  • Servpro Industries, LLC
  • Surgery Partners, Inc.
  • Total Vision, LLC
  • United Surgical Partners International


A.J. Bahou

A.J. BahouPartner

Chase Cole

Chase ColePartner

Ames Davis

Ames DavisPartner

Vinh Duong

Vinh DuongPartner

David Garcia

David GarciaAssociate

David Head

David HeadPartner

Colin Luke

Colin LukePartner

Bob Morris

Bob MorrisPartner

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

Joshua Barza

Joshua BarzaAssociate

Wells Beckett

Wells BeckettAssociate

Mark Bell

Mark M. BellAssociate

Julian Bibb

Julian L BibbAssociate

Bethany Blair

Bethany BlairAssociate

Robert Boon

Robert BoonAssociate

Sarah Bothma

Sarah BothmaAssociate

Jason Brace

Jason BraceAssociate

Mike Brett

Mike BrettAssociate

John Bunge

John M BungeAssociate

Trip Conrad

Trip ConradAssociate

Kevin Elkins

Kevin ElkinsAssociate

Jane Feist

Jane FeistAssociate

Matt Gornick

Matt GornickAssociate

Spencer Green

Spencer GreenAssociate

Erin Hughes

Erin HughesAssociate

Morgan Ivey

Morgan L IveyAssociate

Seema Kanwar

Seema KanwarAssociate

Nora Katz

Nora KatzAssociate

Tyler Layne

Tyler LayneAssociate

David Marks

David MarksAssociate

Daniel Patten

Daniel PattenAssociate

Karolyn Perri

Karolyn PerriAssociate

Joshua Porte

Joshua PorteAssociate

Alex Porter

Alex PorterAssociate

Stephen Quinn

Stephen QuinnAssociate

Keith Randall

Keith RandallAssociate

Eric Scalzo

Eric ScalzoAssociate

Elliott Smith

Elliott SmithAssociate

Chad Talbot

Chad TalbotAssociate

Nina Wall

Nina WallAssociate

Lanta Wang

Lanta WangAssociate

Joseph Watson

Joseph WatsonAssociate

Logan Wilson

Logan WilsonAssociate

Joshua Wood

Joshua T WoodAssociate

Rachel Wright

Rachel WrightAssociate

Lin Ye

Lin YeAssociate

Of Counsel


Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane BaileyPolicy Advisor/ Attorney

Kelsey Burk

Kelsey Burkparalegal

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly ClarkStaff Attorney

Jeana Clark

Jeana G ClarkParalegal

Seth Cohen

Seth CohenStaff Attorney

Mack Cooper

Mack CooperSenior Policy Advisor

Connor Dugosh

Connor DugoshAssociate

Kyle Fuller

Kyle B FullerStaff Attorney

Jim Harris

Jim HarrisAssociate

Teresa Haun

Teresa HaunParalegal

Paul Kang

Paul KangParalegal

William Kent

William KentAssociate

Chris McNeill

Chris McNeillStaff Attorney

Trey Neal

Trey NealAssociate

Ann Rich

Ann K RichParalegal

Vicki Schmidt

Vicki SchmidtParalegal

Dana Smith

Dana SmithParalegal

Sharon Stocks

Sharon StocksParalegal

Sarah Wills

Sarah C WillsParalegal


SEC Issues Sweeping Proposal to Simplify Private Securities Offerings Regulation
Waller, April 2020

On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a massive, 341-page release proposing “a set of amendments that would harmonize, simplify, and improve the exempt offering framework to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities while preserving and enhancing important investor protections.” The release is informed by public commentary received by the SEC in response to its 2019 concept release on the topic, as well as the SEC’s staff report on the impact of Regulation A on capital formation and investor protection...

OCR Issues Cyber-Security and Scam Alerts Amid Coronavirus
Waller, April 2020

Not only are healthcare providers under attack in the daily battle against the coronavirus, criminal actors are quickly taking advantage of relaxed HIPAA enforcement and standards, teleworking and the general intensity of the situation to exploit patient and other confidential information. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued an alert on Friday that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has been contacting providers in an effort to obtain patient information. If your organization is currently under investigation, an OCR Transaction number and investigator have been assigned to the matter...

All articles submitted by Waller


Chambers Recognizes 42 Waller Attorneys Spotlights Healthcare and Alcoholic Beverage Practices
Waller, March 2020

Forty-two Waller attorneys across 14 practice areas are being recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, an annual publication that ranks law firms and lawyers through independent interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms. Chambers released the preliminary list this month while the final list including band designations will be published in mid-April. Over the past five years, the number of Waller attorneys recognized in Chambers has grown by more than 50 percent. In 2020, Waller’s alcoholic beverage practice joins healthcare as the second practice area to be recognized by Chambers on a national list...

Waller Adds Patent Attorney Hilary Dorr Lang PhD
Waller, February 2020

Hilary Dorr Lang, Ph.D., has joined the Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. A registered patent attorney with a doctorate in organic chemistry, Lang focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of chemical, biologic and pharmaceutical patents and the management of large patent portfolios in those areas. “With her extensive experience across a broad spectrum of chemical products and processes, Hilary will play a key role in expanding the suite of services provided by our patent team,” said Bob Felber, Waller’s Intellectual Property practice leader...

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