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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.


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


Lisa Adcock

Lisa AdcockLegal Assistant

Karen Allen

Karen AllenFacilities Assistant

Bonnie Anoskey

Bonnie AnoskeyLegal Assistant

Holly Arce

Holly ArceBilling Specialist

Paula Bacon

Paula BaconLegal Assistant

Annie Bailey

Annie BaileyLegal Assistant

Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane BaileyPolicy Advisor/ Attorney

Anna Barry

Anna BarryLegal Assistant

Derek Bartron

Derek BartronInformation Services NetDeveloper Contractor

Carla Bevins

Carla BevinsLegal Assistant

Barabara Black

Barabara BlackLegal Assitant

Tina Boone

Tina BooneLegal Assistant

Renee Boswell-Stangel

Renee Boswell-StangelLegal Assistant

Heather Botting

Heather BottingContent Coordinator

Pam Bradley

Pam BradleyPayroll Manager

Sharon Brady

Sharon BradyLegal Administrator

Randi Bruce

Randi BruceWord Processor

Cathy Bruner

Cathy BrunerLegal Assistant

Susan Bryant

Susan BryantLegal Assistant

Sarah Bullard

Sarah BullardAdministrative Assistant

Kelsey Burk

Kelsey Burkparalegal

Randall Burrus

Randall BurrusLitigation Support Project Manager

Lizanne Calhoun

Lizanne CalhounLegal Assistant

Shannah Cano

Shannah CanoFacilities Assistant

Charlene Cardin

Charlene CardinLegal Assistant

Renee Casteel

Renee CasteelLegal Assistant

Gen Celentano

Gen CelentanoMarketing Coordinator

Marilyn Clanton

Marilyn ClantonAccounting

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly ClarkStaff Attorney

Jeana Clark

Jeana G ClarkParalegal

Seth Cohen

Seth CohenStaff Attorney

Lauren Cook

Lauren CookRecords Manager

Pam Cook

Pam CookClient Service Coordinator

Mack Cooper

Mack CooperSenior Policy Advisor

Michael Creath

Michael CreatheDiscovery Project Manager

Ben Denton

Ben DentonAccounting

Shelli Dimarco

Shelli DimarcoLegal Assistant

Connor Dugosh

Connor DugoshAssociate

Rebecca Dunaway

Rebecca DunawayTraining Manager

Heidi Dunn

Heidi DunnLegal Assistant

Nancy Easterling

Nancy EasterlingLegal Assistant

Chad Egbert

Chad EgbertSystems Engineer

Erin Eversole

Erin EversoleBusiness Development Manager

Lauren Faulkner

Lauren FaulknerExecutive Director-Retail,Hospitality,Technology

Michelle Fillers

Michelle FillersRecords Manager

Ida Franco-Downy

Ida Franco-DownyBilling Coordinator

Beth Frasch

Beth FraschLegal Assistant

Leah Fuller

Leah FullerLegal Assistant

Kyle Fuller

Kyle B FullerStaff Attorney

Laurie Glass

Laurie GlassLegal Assistant

Holly Godwin

Holly GodwinLegal Project Manager

Nick Green

Nick GreenHelp Desk Technician

Denise Guye

Denise GuyeLegal Assistant

Debbie Harris

Debbie HarrisLegal Assistant

Jim Harris

Jim HarrisAssociate

Teresa Haun

Teresa HaunParalegal

Angela Hawks

Angela HawksPractice Support Specialist

Mary Hodson

Mary HodsonLegal Assistant

Sandy Holland

Sandy HollandLegal Assistant

Kat Hopkins

Kat HopkinsBilling Specialist

Lesley Hosfelt

Lesley HosfeltMarket Intelligence Manager

Tracey Houston

Tracey HoustonBilling Specialist

Benita Hudson

Benita HudsonWord Processor

Patti Hutcheson

Patti HutchesonLegal Assistant

Francene Johnson

Francene JohnsonAdministrative Assistant

Chad Johnson

Chad JohnsonPricing Analyst

Easter Jones

Easter JonesRecords Manager

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan JonesAccounts Payable

Paul Kang

Paul KangParalegal

William Kent

William KentAssociate

Judith Kinnamon

Judith KinnamonLegal Assistant

Vicki Kinnard

Vicki KinnardLegal Assistant

Margie Knoll

Margie KnollLegal Assistant

Mike Lee

Mike LeeMarketing Manager

Doug Leins

Doug LeinsChief Information Officer

Deborah Liles

Deborah LilesLegal Assistant

Cindy Lynn

Cindy LynnLegal Assistant

Scott Manners

Scott MannersBusiness Development and Marketing Communications

Katie Maples

Katie MaplesFinancial Analyst

Theresa Marchese

Theresa MarcheseLegal Assistant

Lori Matherly

Lori MatherlyLegal Assistant

Theresa Mcdowell

Theresa McdowellReceptionist

Lisa McNatt

Lisa McNattLegal Assistant

Chris McNeill

Chris McNeillStaff Attorney

Cindy Medlin

Cindy MedlinLegal Assistant

Tammy Metcalfe

Tammy MetcalfeClient Services Coordinator

Josh Mingle

Josh MingleFacilities Assistant

Aimee Moore

Aimee MooreDesign Specialist

Dana Morales

Dana MoralesIS Project Manager

Sharlene Murphy

Sharlene MurphyHospitality Manager

Trey Neal

Trey NealAssociate

Melanie Nelson

Melanie NelsonMarketing and Event Manager

Tina Newman

Tina NewmanLegal Assistant

Martha Nicholson

Martha NicholsonConflict Control Coordinator

Sandra Nunley

Sandra NunleyLegal Assistant

Linda Oldfield

Linda OldfieldLegal Assistant

Sherry Parker

Sherry ParkerNight Secretary

Michelle Parsons

Michelle ParsonsLaw School Recruiting and Diversity Manager

Erik Peterson

Erik PetersonSystems Analyst

Kathy Phelps

Kathy PhelpsDirector of Marketing Operations

Mick Pletcher

Mick PletcherSystems Administrator

Jo Ann Plough

Jo Ann PloughBilling Specialist

Steve Porter

Steve PorterConference Center Coordinator

Karen Provence

Karen ProvenceLegal Assistant

Yuna Pyun

Yuna PyunLegal Assistant

Ann Rich

Ann K RichParalegal

Susan Roeper

Susan RoeperDatabase Entry Coordinator

Dave Russell

Dave RussellMessenger/ AV Coordinator

Sam Ruth

Sam RuthLitigation Support Project Manager

Carmen Salazar

Carmen SalazarLegal Assistant

Jordan Scales

Jordan ScalesLegal Assistant

Vicki Schmidt

Vicki SchmidtParalegal

Jackson Shacklett

Jackson ShacklettJr Financial Analyst

Michael Shacklett

Michael ShacklettApplications Manager

Nancy Sheppard

Nancy SheppardLegal Assistant

Carla Shewmaker

Carla ShewmakerLegal Assitant

Nina Smith

Nina SmithDirector of Human Resources

Lori Smith

Lori SmithLegal Assitant

Dana Smith

Dana SmithParalegal

Bobbi Snell

Bobbi SnellLegal Assistant

Ron Snitker

Ron SnitkerExecutive Director, Financial Services Department

Elisha Stevens

Elisha StevensSenior Accountant

Sharon Stocks

Sharon StocksParalegal

Laura Stokes

Laura StokesLegal Assistant

Bernadette Streveler

Bernadette StrevelerLegal Assistant

Sarah Strong

Sarah StrongLegal Assistant

Eliza Stubblefield

Eliza StubblefieldLegal Assistant

Cathy Thomas Young

Cathy Thomas YoungLegal Assistant

Toni Thorburn

Toni ThorburnLegal Assistant

Jeanne Tomazin

Jeanne TomazinLegal Assistant

Paula Torch

Paula TorchExecutive Director, Healthcare Department

Misty Trujilo

Misty TrujiloLegal Assistant

Bruce Wainright

Bruce WainrightNetwork Engineer

Teresa Walker

Teresa WalkerPresident, Tennessee Private Trust Services, LLC

Chrystina Walp

Chrystina WalpBilling Specialist

Theresa Watson

Theresa WatsonCollections Manager

Bobby Weiss

Bobby WeissDirector of Recruiting

Maria White

Maria WhiteLegal Assistant

Jacob White

Jacob WhiteHelp Desk Technician

Dawn Whitson

Dawn WhitsonReceptionist

Lance Williams

Lance WilliamsContent Strategist

Sarah Wills

Sarah C WillsParalegal

Lacey Withrow

Lacey WithrowLegal Assistant

Amelia Workman

Amelia WorkmanLegal Assistant

Amy Wylie

Amy WylieLegal Assistant

Cathy Young

Cathy YoungBenefits Manager


"Hanley vs Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC Putting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on Ice" by Kevin Brown in Sports Law Expert
Waller, June 2019

The sports world is under attack again for its text marketing tactics directed to consumers. This time the target is Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, LLC, the owner of the National Hockey League team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. In a federal class action lawsuit filed in March 2019 (Bryan Hanley vs. Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LLC, Case No. 8:19-CV-550-CEH-CPT (M.D. Fla), plaintiff Bryan Hanley alleges that the Lightning’s owner violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending more than a dozen marketing text messages to Mr. Hanley’s cellphone without his consent...

The Healthcare Industry: A Look Back. A Look Ahead.
Waller, January 2019

While buzzwords like consolidation and price transparency continue to dominate headlines, major players throughout the healthcare ecosystem are working tirelessly behind the scenes to deploy creative and complex service methods that leverage a smarter, more holistic approach to care. The goal? Control escalating costs and deliver tangible value to patients – all while maintaining a healthy balance sheet. The challenges are many: navigating market consolidation, raising capital to invest in new technology and attracting and retaining top talent – all against a backdrop of an increasingly uncertain political and regulatory environment...

All articles submitted by Waller


Waller Tops Tennessee Private Wealth Category in Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Waller, July 2019

Aaron B. Flinn, Richard A. Johnson and G. Michael Yopp, tax attorneys in Waller’s Nashville office, have been recognized in the 2019 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. Waller is the only Tennessee law firm to receive a top ranking (Band 1) in the publication, and Johnson and Yopp were two of only three Tennessee practitioners honored with Band 1 rankings. Flinn was recognized in the Up and Coming category. Additionally, Chambers noted that Waller is described as a “top-notch firm” with a “great reputation.” “This recognition is well deserved,” said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein...

Waller Named One of Nations Best Law Firms for Women in 2019 by Working Mother Magazine
Waller, July 2019

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has been recognized again as one of the top law firms for women by Working Mother in the magazine’s 12th annual “Best Law Firms for Women” list. The magazine collaborated with the ABA Journal in compiling the 2019 list of 60 firms that promote women’s advancement by using best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers...

All press submitted by Waller

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