A seasoned corporate attorney with more than 25 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 and senior management of public and private companies, as well as early-stage growth companies.
Nashville Bar Association
American Bar Association — Business Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.
Represented AAC Holdings, Inc., parent company of American Addiction Centers, in its acquisition of AdCare, Inc.
Represented Change Healthcare in its acquisition of National Decision Support Company
Represented CenseoHealth in its sale to New Mountain Capital
Represented Tennessee Steel Haulers, Inc. in its sale to Daseke, Inc.
Represented Standard Function Foods in its sale to a private bakery
Represented AAC in its definitive agreement to acquire a New England-based addiction treatment provider
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Represented American Addiction Centers, a subsidiary of AAC Holdings, Inc., in connection with its new senior secured credit facilities totaling $250 million
Represented LoJac Holdings Corp. in its sale of three divisions to Vulcan Materials Co.
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2005-2019)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020, 2018, 2013); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2017); Nashville Securities and Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015); 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 (2003-2020)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2019)
Business Tennessee “Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee”
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012, 2014-2015)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
M&A Advisor Awards — M&A Deal of the Year (2012)