Tatjana Paterno has represented public and private companies (including private equity backed) in M&A transactions valued over $17 billion in the aggregate and securities transactions valued over $2.5 billion in the aggregate. In addition to her M&A and securities practice, Tatjana advises clients on disclosure, executive compensation and governance issues, as well as shareholder proposals and challenges from activist shareholders. Her clients include healthcare, wellness, food and beverage, information technology, manufacturing and senior living companies. She is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients.
Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, including editing of the Model Asset Purchase Agreement and serving as Vice Chair of the Model Private Target Merger Agreement Task Force. Tatjana is also a member of the working group that compiles the widely-recognized “Deal Points Study,” a study of negotiated M&A terms that is published biannually by the ABA Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.
Tatjana 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 for the past five years. She is fluent in Russian and Estonian.
American Bar Association, M&A Committee
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Young Leaders Council — Spring Class 58
Friends of Radnor Lake — Board of Directors (2012-2016)
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville — Ambassador (2012-2015)
Represented Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of Horizon Oncology
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Mobile Medical Examination Service
Represented Vitrek, LLC in its sale to Bransford Castle
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Cleveland HeartLab
Represented PhyMed Healthcare Group in its acquisition of Traverse Anesthesia Associates
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of a California clinical lab network
Represented Quest Diagnostics is its acquisition of the Outreach Laboratory Services
Represented Tivity Health in a syndicated loan transaction providing the company with a $100 million revolving credit facility, a $70 million term loan A facility, a $150 million delayed draw term loan facility, and an uncommitted incremental accordion facility of $100 million
Represented world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services in it’s acquisition of PeaceHealth Laboratories
Represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) in its sale of 41 communities
The M&A Advisor “Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category” (2016)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2017)
Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2010)
SMU Law Review — Associate Managing Editor
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas