Gardner Bell counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities matters and filings. He works within a range of industries, including healthcare, senior living and manufacturing.
Gardner graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was the Bert Combs Scholar. At the University of Virginia, he received a M.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in financial services and a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to his legal career, Gardner promoted financial and economic development in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indonesia, India and Ethiopia.
American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) in its definitive agreement to acquire Meridian.
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
Represented CenseoHealth in its sale to New Mountain Capital
Represented Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete in its acquisition of Spurlino Materials
Represented Vivere Health in its sale to Prelude Fertility
Represented Bridgestone Americas in its sale of Speedco to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Represented national purchasing organization in its acquisition of Cleveland-based GPO
Represented national purchasing organization in its acquisition of a mid-market GPO
CALI Awards in Corporate Finance, International Trade Law, Nonprofit Organizations and Constitutional Law II
Kentucky Law Journal – Staff Editor
UK College of Law Legal Writing Competition – Best Appellant Brief
Next Billion Case Writing Competition – Grand Prize Winner