Tatjana Paterno


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Tatjana Paterno counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers and multinational publicly traded corporations in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of acquisition transactions. To date, Tatjana has closed more than $22 billion in M&A transactions and more than $25 billion in overall transactions. Her practice focuses on companies within the healthcare and healthcare IT, cybersecurity, manufacturing, food and beverage, entertainment and technology industries, among others. Tatjana frequently advises management, boards and special committees on corporate governance and public company disclosure matters.

Tatjana is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients and was recently commended by a client as being “phenomenal to work with” and “being very practical, technically astute,” and seeing the deal through “the lens of the client.” Another client praised her as being “one of a handful of M&A advisory rock stars that I have ever worked with.”

Tatjana is a chair of the 2021 and 2019 Private Target Deal Points Studies published by the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. This study has been widely recognized as the gold standard for market metrics of key negotiated legal issues in M&A agreements. Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and has been quoted and published on M&A matters in local and national media, such as Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, Nashville Business Journal, DirectorCorps, ValueWalk and Mergermarket/Toppan Merrill.


Association for Corporate Growth (Tennessee) — Board President (2023); Board of Directors (2018–present); Mid-South Capital Connections, Committee Chair (2021-2022)

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