Riney Green has more than 25 years of experience guiding companies and private equity sponsors through complex mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions, recapitalizations, equity offerings and other strategic growth initiatives. He has extensive experience in providing transactional and corporate governance counsel to both private equity-backed and publicly traded companies and substantial nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, commercial real estate, education and financial services.
Riney has earned a national reputation within the legal and business communities having been cited by multiple publications for his work in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and securities law. He works primarily with private equity sponsors, healthcare (including long-term care/senior living) providers, commercial real estate firms, manufacturing businesses, financial services companies and sizeable nonprofit organizations.
His practice encompasses:
In addition to his corporate and securities work, Riney chaired the state bar committee that drafted and recommended significant revisions to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Tennessee Bar Association — Board of Governors, Former member; Business Law Section, Chair (2008-2009)
American Bar Association — Business Law Section
Tennessee Bar Foundation — Board of Trustees, Former Chair
Association for Corporate Growth
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in its acquisition of TFM Services, a facilities maintenance company specializing in janitorial services and floor maintenance
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
Representation of Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with National HealthCare Corporation, University of Tennessee Medical Center and Reliant Healthcare to construct and operate a new 64-bed behavioral health hospital in Knoxville
Representation of Family Legacy, LLC and Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Inc. in their sale to Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC), a company that provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains
Representation of Gen Cap America, a Nashville-based private equity firm that provides equity for management buyouts, division spinoffs, and recapitalizations of profitable, well-established middle-market businesses, in its acquisition of Griffin Gear, a South Carolina-based provider of gearing products for industrial applications
Representation of Community Health Systems’ Tennova Healthcare in a joint venture transaction with Kindred Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to construct and operate a 57-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented CHS in its sale of Gulf Oaks Behavioral Hospital
Represented Gen Cap America in its sale of portfolio company CPS Distributors, Inc.
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2014-2020)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2007-2021)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2018); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
The Legal 500 United States 2016 — M&A/Corporate and Commercial for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2014)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-2014, 2019)
Tennessee Bar Association — Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
American Bar Association — Pro Bono Publico Award
Phi Beta Kappa