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E. Marlee Mitchell

E. Marlee Mitchell


Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615 850 8943
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Community banks, bank holding companies, institutional investors, REITS, investment advisors, and broker-dealers value Marlee Mitchell's counsel in critical matters involving regulatory compliance and capital-raising. Since the early days of her legal career at the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Marlee has focused on the financial services sector. Today, financial institutions rely on her insight into the ever-changing regulatory framework within which they operate.

Marlee strives to help clients solve difficult problems that are unique to the financial services industry, while never losing sight of her personal motto, "work hard and be kind." Facing the unprecedented challenges of the global financial crisis, clients rely on Marlee's experience, commitment, and personal approach to address both day-to-day issues and long-term strategic objectives.

Marlee's capital-raising and corporate law experience includes:

Going-private transactions
Investment fund formation
Joint ventures
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
Private placements
Real estate securities offerings with an emphasis on public REITs and private real estate limited partnerships
TARP/CPP financings
Underwriting public securities offerings of equity and debt

Bar Admissions



J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1983
B.A., Rhodes College, 1980
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, Committees on Federal Regulation of Securities and State Regulation of Securities, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Former American Bar Association Liaison to the North American Securities Administrators Association Corporate Finance Section; Tennessee liaison to the State Regulation of Securities Committee
Member, Tennessee Bar Association's Corporation and Business Law Section
Service Member, American Bankers Association
Member, Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society
Former Adjunct Professor teaching securities regulation, University of Tennessee College of Law
Ranked in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Recognized in Best Lawyers
Recognized in Tennessee’s Best 150 Lawyers (Business Tennessee), Nashville Best Lawyers
Recognized in the Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar Awards

Professional Activities and Experience

Staff Attorney, Securities Division, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, 1986-1989

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