Riney Green has more than 25 years of experience guiding companies and private equity sponsors through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions, fund formations, recapitalizations 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 in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, commercial real estate 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 and financial services companies. He also has experience providing regulatory compliance counsel to registered investment companies, investment advisers and broker/dealers.
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 Lawyers 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
Represented CHS in its sale of Gulf Oaks Behavioral Hospital
Represented Gen Cap America in its sale of portfolio company CPS Distributors, Inc.
Represented Gen Cap America in its acquisition of a physical therapy, fitness and wellness products provider
We represented International Systems of America, LLC (ISA), a portfolio company of Gen Cap America, in its sale to Align Capital Partners.
Represented Gen Cap in its acquisition of a grocery outlet company
Represented a Memphis investor group in the purchase and closing of the construction loan, PILOT, and bridge loan financings, in coordination with historic tax credit financing, for the rehabilitation of the Hickman Building in Memphis
Represented Gen Cap America in its sale of Magnum Systems
Represented Gen Cap America in its sale of portfolio company Metro Boiler Tube Co. Inc.
Represented Gen Cap America in its acquisition of L.W. Allen
Represented Gen Cap America in its sale of Southern Filter Media, LLC to Vance Street Capital
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2014-2018)
Best Lawyers in America® — 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)
Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2007-2019)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-2014)
Tennessee Bar Association — Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
American Bar Association — Pro Bono Publico Award
Phi Beta Kappa