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 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 Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of BRC Recovery in its recapitalization with private investment firms, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) and NewSpring Health Capital
Representation of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its $36M acquisition of Maple Street Biscuit Company, a fast-casual restaurant with 28 company-owned and five franchised locations across seven states
Representation of The Bakery Companies, a baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments
Representation of Walker Die Casting, Inc., a Tennessee-based corporation that produces high-quality aluminum die castings, in its sale to Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN), the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles
Representation of Groups360, a leading online marketplace for meetings, in a combined $50 million investment by global hospitability companies to enhance the GroupSync™ platform and make group travel easier for meeting planners
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 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
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2005-2020)
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)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2020)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2019)
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)