July 28, 2017 2:02 PM ET

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Company Overview of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Company Overview

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is a legal advisory firm. The firm’s areas of practice include business transactions, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, real estate, tax, and venture capital and emerging business. Waller was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville City Center

511 Union Street

Suite 2100

Nashville, TN 37219

United States

Founded in 1905





Key Executives for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis Key Developments

Waller Announces Executive Appointments

Waller announced that healthcare transactional attorneys Tyson Bickley and James Saling have joined the firm's Nashville office. Bickley is returning to Waller where he practiced from 2012 to 2016, and Saling is a former partner in the Miami office of McDermott Will & Emery, each bringing extensive private equity and healthcare deal experience to the firm. Bickley's practice includes the representation of healthcare, technology, manufacturing, distribution, venture capital and private equity clients ranging from emerging companies to publicly traded corporations in a wide range of strategic corporate transactions and business arrangements, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions. Additionally, he has worked extensively with private equity and venture capital firms in investments in emerging companies and also provided advice and counsel to early-stage companies in capital-raising activities and securities offerings. Bickley recently rejoined Waller after serving as Chief Development Officer at Contessa Health. Saling joins Waller with nearly a decade of experience advising private equity and venture capital investors and healthcare providers in transactional and regulatory matters involving hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, outpatient services providers and other healthcare entities.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Announces Executive Changes

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP announced that Katie Stenberg and Ken Marlow were elected to serve on the firm's six-member Board of Directors. Waller also announced the promotion of Morgan Ribeiro to Chief Business Development Officer. Katie Stenberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute. Ken Marlow works primarily in the healthcare industry representing clients in complex transactional matters. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Health Care. Ribeiro has served as Executive Director of Waller's healthcare department for the past three years. As Waller's Chief Business Development Officer, she will focus on securing new business and growing existing business in a legal marketplace that has grown increasingly competitive in recent years.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Elects New Partners

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, elected twelve new partners from the firm's Corporate, Environmental, Finance and Restructuring, Healthcare Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and practices. Austin: Cleveland R. Burke, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, represents healthcare providers, banks and financial institutions, energy companies and other corporate clients and individuals in bankruptcy and commercial litigation. His experience includes the representation of creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, debtors, and other parties in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings. Birmingham: Christopher Driskill, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, represents banks and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation and consumer disputes, including the enforcement of commercial financial instruments and claims alleging breach and commercial fraud. He has also defended against wrongful foreclosure actions and claims brought under federal law. Nashville: Matthew C. Cox, Intellectual Property, represents manufacturers, retailers and life sciences companies across the full spectrum of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent and trademark litigation, proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and counseling clients in overall IP strategy and IP portfolio management. Christopher W. Hayes, Environmental, advises manufacturers, healthcare companies, utilities and other clients with respect to compliance with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and other federal and state environmental regulations. He assists clients in preparing environmental indemnification agreements and performing environmental due diligence to facilitate the acquisition and sale of real property and assets. Morgan W. Jones, Real Estate, represents healthcare companies, hospitality clients and real estate developers and management companies in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of commercial real property. He also represents both landlords and tenants in connection with the leasing of shopping center outparcels and in-line retail space, office buildings and industrial properties. Tera Rica Murdock, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, represents clients in complex commercial, business and employment disputes. She has prosecuted and defended claims of breach of contract in the financial services, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Kevin Page, Healthcare Compliance and Operations, advises health systems and other healthcare providers on a wide variety of regulatory compliance, operational and transactional matters. Nicholas A. Rew, Corporate, represents investor-owned and tax-exempt hospitals and health systems, specialty physician practices, dental support organizations and healthcare investors in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions and other transactional matters. Blake D. Roth, Finance and Restructuring, advises indenture trustees, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, official creditors, court-appointed receivers and other banking and financial institutions in matters related to distressed debt, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation. Ashleigh VanLandingham, Corporate, assists healthcare providers, manufacturers and clients in other industries in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures as well as divestitures. Andrew A. Warth, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, represents both individuals and corporate entities in complex litigation, internal and government investigations and government enforcement actions. David P. Wright, Real Estate, represents commercial landlords, tenants, and real estate developers primarily in the healthcare industry.

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