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George W. Bishop

George W. Bishop


Tennessee, U.S.A.

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George Bishop has been representing healthcare and other clients in a variety of matters for almost forty years. In the course of his career at Waller, he has extensive experience in:

Mergers and acquisitions
Joint ventures and syndications
Antitrust matters
Healthcare regulatory issues
Securities offerings
Venture capital financings

The depth of George's experience within the healthcare industry, along with his ability to fashion innovative solutions for difficult situations, is recognized well beyond his client base.

George has served as lead counsel on approximately two hundred transactions involving a wide range of investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. His transactional practice is national in scope. George has also traveled abroad on several healthcare trade missions, and advised the United Kingdom's Department of Health regarding possible revisions to the National Health Service.

George is a former Chairman of Waller and has also served as the head of both its corporate and healthcare practice groups.

George was involved in founding the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association of which he served as the initial Chair. He was also the initial Chair of the Health Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association.

Honored by Best Lawyers and Chambers USA, George was also named one of the "101 Best Lawyers in Tennessee" by Business Tennessee. The Nashville Business Journal recognized his experience in its "Best of the Bar" and "Healthcare 100" listings, as well as by selecting him to be one of the first attorneys to be named a “Health Care Hero”. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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B.A., cum laude, The University of the South, 1970
M.A. in Theology, University of Oxford, 1973
J.D., highest honors, University of Tennessee, 1975
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White Inc.) for more than ten years
Currently listed in America's Leading Business Lawyers (Chambers & Partners)
Currently listed in "101 Best Lawyers in Tennessee" by Business Tennessee
Member, Tennessee Bar Association, for which he served as the initial Chairman of the Health Law Section in 1989 and 1990
Member, Nashville Bar Association, for which he served as the initial Chairman of the Health Law Committee in 1989
Member, Tennessee Bar Association Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
Named a “Health Care Hero” by the Nashville Business Journal in 2007
Former Member, Antitrust Section Task Force on Hospital Mergers of the American Bar Association
Former Member, National Membership Committee of the National Health Lawyers Association
Participant on several international healthcare trade missions to Europe and South America sponsored by the Nashville Health Care Council and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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