Howard H. Lamar III
A seasoned corporate attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Howard Lamar helps clients navigate significant corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, various types of corporate finance transactions and corporate governance issues, including challenges from activist shareholders. He works with boards of directors, senior management of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, family offices, and early-stage growth companies.
Howard’s practice includes:
- Corporate Governance – Counseling companies on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including boards of directors on governance, public company disclosure matters, strategic analysis, special committees and activist shareholders.
- Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising on equity and asset acquisitions, mergers and other business combinations, including transactions involving publicly traded companies, restructuring transactions, workout transactions involving financially distressed or bankrupt providers, and sell-side dispositions of businesses and carveouts.
- Corporate Finance – Assisting issuers and underwriters in debt and equity transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and Rule 144A and institutional private placements.
Prior to attending law school, Howard spent three years with Bank of America (formerly, and during the time he was there, NCNB) where he was a corporate lending officer in NCNB’s Corporate and International Banking Group.
Nashville Bar Association
American Bar Association — Business Law Section
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2005-2023)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2024, 2022, 2020, 2018, 2013); Nashville Securities and Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2021, 2015); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2017); Nashville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Venture Capital Law (2003-2024)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2020)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2019, 2023)
Business Tennessee “Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee”
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
M&A Advisor Awards — M&A Deal of the Year (2012)