Tatjana Paterno


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Tatjana Paterno helps private equity funds and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers and multinational publicly traded corporations to structure, negotiate and consummate acquisition transactions. To date, Tatjana has closed nearly $20 billion in M&A and more than $23 billion in overall transactions. Her practice focuses on public and private companies within the healthcare, wellness, manufacturing, food and beverage, technology and senior living industries, among others. Tatjana frequently advises management, boards and special committees on shareholder activism, corporate governance and public company disclosure matters. Tatjana is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients.

Tatjana is a chair of the American Bar Association M&A Committee 2019 Private Target Deal Points Study, which has been widely recognized as the gold standard for market metrics of key negotiated legal issues in M&A agreements. She has been recognized as an “Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category” by The M&A Advisor in 2016 and as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers. Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and has been quoted and published on M&A matters in national media, such as DirectorCorps and Mergermarket/Toppan Merrill.


Association for Corporate Growth (Tennessee) — Board of Directors (2018–present)

Friends of Radnor Lake — Board of Directors (2012–2016)

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville — Young Leaders Council (2012–2015)

American Bar Association — M&A Committee

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Young Leaders Council — Spring Class 58