Waller

Legal Services | Tennessee, USA
tel: +1 615 244 6380 | fax: +1 615 244 6804
511 Union Street | Nashville | Tennessee | 37219 | USA

Main Contacts

Blake Roth

Partner

Mike Paslay

Partner

John Tishler

Partner

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
Lawyers Worldwide: 549

Notable

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients

Professionals

Partners

John  Arnold

John Arnold

Partner
Taylor  Askew

Taylor Askew

Partner
A.J.  Bahou

A.J. Bahou

Partner
Mark  Bell

Mark Bell

Partner
Bob  Boston

Bob Boston

Partner
Brent  Bowman

Brent Bowman

Partner
Jason  Brace

Jason Brace

Partner
John  Bunge

John Bunge

Partner
Jeff  Calk

Jeff Calk

Partner
Ed  Callaway

Ed Callaway

Partner
Bo  Campbell

Bo Campbell

Partner
Will  Cheek

Will Cheek

Partner
David  Clay

David Clay

Partner
Ryan  Cochran

Ryan Cochran

Partner
Chase  Cole

Chase Cole

Partner
Jon  Cooper

Jon Cooper

Partner
Matt  Cox

Matt Cox

Partner
Ames  Davis

Ames Davis

Partner
Mac  Davis

Mac Davis

Partner
Jim  Doran

Jim Doran

Partner
Vinh  Duong

Vinh Duong

Partner
Bob  Felber

Bob Felber

Partner
Aaron  Flinn

Aaron Flinn

Partner
David  Garcia

David Garcia

Partner
Jon  Gaston

Jon Gaston

Partner
Jeb  Gerth

Jeb Gerth

Partner
Stan  Graham

Stan Graham

Partner
Rob  Harris

Rob Harris

Partner
Robb  Harvey

Robb Harvey

Partner
Philip  Head

Philip Head

Partner
Brent  Hill

Brent Hill

Partner
Lee  Johnston

Lee Johnston

Partner
Morgan  Jones

Morgan Jones

Partner
Aron  Karabel

Aron Karabel

Partner
Nora  Katz

Nora Katz

Partner
Neil  Krugman

Neil Krugman

Partner
Hilary  Lang

Hilary Lang

Partner
Tyler  Layne

Tyler Layne

Partner
David  Lemke

David Lemke

Partner
Nora  Liggett

Nora Liggett

Partner
Colin  Luke

Colin Luke

Partner
Gerald  Mace

Gerald Mace

Partner
Brian  Malcom

Brian Malcom

Partner
David  Marks

David Marks

Partner
Elle  McCulty

Elle McCulty

Partner
Don  Moody

Don Moody

Partner
Shane  Morris

Shane Morris

Partner
Andy  Naylor

Andy Naylor

Partner
Jesse  Neil

Jesse Neil

Partner
Jay  Nixon

Jay Nixon

Partner
Andy  Norwood

Andy Norwood

Partner
Caitlyn  Page

Caitlyn Page

Partner
John  Park

John Park

Partner
Mike  Paslay

Mike Paslay

Partner
Mark  Peters

Mark Peters

Partner
Rob  Pinson

Rob Pinson

Partner
Beth  Pitman

Beth Pitman

Partner
Joshua  Porte

Joshua Porte

Partner
Patsy  Powers

Patsy Powers

Partner
Jonah  Price

Jonah Price

Partner
Nick  Rew

Nick Rew

Partner
Blake  Roth

Blake Roth

Partner
Eric  Scalzo

Eric Scalzo

Partner
Tonya  Scharf

Tonya Scharf

Partner
Doug  Sloan

Doug Sloan

Partner
Don  Stuart

Don Stuart

Partner
JD  Thomas

JD Thomas

Partner
John  Tishler

John Tishler

Partner
Beth  Vessel

Beth Vessel

Partner
Jack  Waddey

Jack Waddey

Partner
Drew  Warth

Drew Warth

Partner
James  Weaver

James Weaver

Partner
Chris  Wilson

Chris Wilson

Partner
Josh  Wood

Josh Wood

Partner
David  Wright

David Wright

Partner
Mike  Yopp

Mike Yopp

Partner

Associates

Amber  Arnold

Amber Arnold

Associate
Sam  Baker

Sam Baker

Associate
Hannah  Berny

Hannah Berny

Associate
Shivam  Bhakta

Shivam Bhakta

Associate
Julian  Bibb

Julian Bibb

Associate
Bethany  Blair

Bethany Blair

Associate
Mike  Brett

Mike Brett

Associate
Eric  Brokaw

Eric Brokaw

Associate
Matt  Bryson

Matt Bryson

Associate
Joe  Bucaro

Joe Bucaro

Associate
Scott  Buzzard

Scott Buzzard

Associate
Sarah  Caron

Sarah Caron

Associate
Sharon  Carroll

Sharon Carroll

Associate
Hollie  Cheek

Hollie Cheek

Associate
Chika  Chimezie

Chika Chimezie

Associate
Trip  Conrad

Trip Conrad

Associate
Michael  Cottone

Michael Cottone

Associate
Berkley  Crain

Berkley Crain

Associate
David  Creasy

David Creasy

Associate
Taylor  Cross

Taylor Cross

Associate
Saba  Daneshvar

Saba Daneshvar

Associate
Kean  Devine

Kean Devine

Associate
Flynne  Dowdy

Flynne Dowdy

Associate
Emily  Duncan

Emily Duncan

Associate
Kimberly  Faye

Kimberly Faye

Associate
Jane  Feist

Jane Feist

Associate
Marisa  Garcia

Marisa Garcia

Associate
Jacob  Giesecke

Jacob Giesecke

Associate
Tyler  Gilbert

Tyler Gilbert

Associate
Matt  Gornick

Matt Gornick

Associate
Spencer  Green

Spencer Green

Associate
Aly  Hamby

Aly Hamby

Associate
Chris  Harrelson

Chris Harrelson

Associate
Jim  Harris

Jim Harris

Associate
Sloan  Hastings

Sloan Hastings

Associate
Bo  Hurst

Bo Hurst

Associate
Morgan  Ivey

Morgan Ivey

Associate
Hailey  Janeway

Hailey Janeway

Associate
Kierstin  Jodway

Kierstin Jodway

Associate
Danielle  Johns

Danielle Johns

Associate
Melissa  Jones

Melissa Jones

Associate
William  Kent

William Kent

Associate
Hannah  Kim

Hannah Kim

Associate
Juliana  Lamar

Juliana Lamar

Associate
Loren  Lancaster

Loren Lancaster

Associate
Pirjin  Laser

Pirjin Laser

Associate
Cynthia  Lee

Cynthia Lee

Associate
Mark  Lennon

Mark Lennon

Associate
Kendria  Lewis

Kendria Lewis

Associate
Nate  Lykins

Nate Lykins

Associate
Ellie  Martin

Ellie Martin

Associate
Matthew  Miller

Matthew Miller

Associate
Arman  Moeini

Arman Moeini

Associate
Alex  Munderloh

Alex Munderloh

Associate
Shawndra  Nash

Shawndra Nash

Associate
Trey  Neal

Trey Neal

Associate
James  Nelson

James Nelson

Associate
John  Nix

John Nix

Associate
Joseph  North

Joseph North

Associate
Lindsey  O'Tousa

Lindsey O'Tousa

Associate
Rachel  Parker

Rachel Parker

Associate
Oliver  Peglow

Oliver Peglow

Associate
Laura  Penney

Laura Penney

Associate
Karolyn  Perry

Karolyn Perry

Associate
Ward  Pickens

Ward Pickens

Associate
Alex  Porter

Alex Porter

Associate
Jeremy  Poynter

Jeremy Poynter

Associate
Peter  Raffanti

Peter Raffanti

Associate
Anna  Rasmussen

Anna Rasmussen

Associate
Cassie  Russell

Cassie Russell

Associate
Lee  Sands

Lee Sands

Associate
Maggie  Sandwith

Maggie Sandwith

Associate
Madison  Santana

Madison Santana

Associate
Alexa  Sengupta

Alexa Sengupta

Associate
Kayla  Sewell

Kayla Sewell

Associate
Martin  Shepherd

Martin Shepherd

Associate
Regan  Sherrell

Regan Sherrell

Associate
Briant  Shumard

Briant Shumard

Associate
Elliott  Smith

Elliott Smith

Associate
Gaby  Smith

Gaby Smith

Associate
Andrew  Solinger

Andrew Solinger

Associate
Donovan  Sowder

Donovan Sowder

Associate
Leigh  Stanfield

Leigh Stanfield

Associate
Hunter  Thornton

Hunter Thornton

Associate
Nigel  Vorbrich

Nigel Vorbrich

Associate
Dan  Walder

Dan Walder

Associate
Nina  Wall

Nina Wall

Associate
John  Weber

John Weber

Associate
Renee  Wilson

Renee Wilson

Associate
Logan  Wilson

Logan Wilson

Associate
Rachel  Wright

Rachel Wright

Associate
Willard  Younger

Willard Younger

Associate
David  Zeitlin

David Zeitlin

Associate

Other

Kelsey  Burk

Kelsey Burk

paralegal
Kimberly  Clark

Kimberly Clark

Staff Attorney
Jeana G Clark

Jeana G Clark

Paralegal
Connor  Dugosh

Connor Dugosh

Associate
Amanda  Feldman

Amanda Feldman

Paralegal
Lynn M Hammond

Lynn M Hammond

Paralegal
Teresa  Haun

Teresa Haun

Paralegal
Paul  Kang

Paul Kang

Paralegal
Chris  McNeill

Chris McNeill

Staff Attorney
Meredith  Myers

Meredith Myers

Paralegal
Morgan  Ribeiro

Morgan Ribeiro

Chief Business Development Officer

Articles

Landmark new federal law bans mandatory arbitration and class action waivers for cases involving sexual harassment and sexual assault

On February 10, 2022, the Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,H.R. 4445. It is expected to be signed by President Biden shortly. The Act did the seemingly impossible by passing on lopsided, bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate, befitting its odd-couple Senate sponsors: Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The Act makes all pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers—including those already in existence—unenforceable in cases alleging sexual harassment or sexual assault...

Supreme Court stays OSHA vaccine mandate but keeps healthcare employee mandate in place

Today, the Supreme Court issued decisions in the COVID mandate cases that have had employers across the country on the edge of their seats. In aper curiam6-3 decision, the Court stayed the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard that required all employers with 100 or more employees to require COVID vaccination or weekly testing. The Court found that OSHA had exceeded its rule-making authority and that Congress -- not an administrative agency -- would have to pass legislation specifically authorizing the vaccine or test requirement: “The Act empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures...

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Press

Chambers Recognizes 42 Waller Attorneys Spotlights Healthcare and Alcoholic Beverage Practices

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

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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