F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Mitch Walker focuses on representation of public companies and underwriters in public offerings and in mergers and acquisitions. Mitch works with boards of directors, officers, executives, special committees, loan issuers and underwriters on matters from the financial services, food and beverage, real estate and retail sectors.
His practice involves:
- Corporate Finance – Works with both issuers and underwriters on capital formation via public offerings of both equity and debt securities; and assists his publicly traded clients on financings including credit facilities and asset securitizations.
- Corporate Governance – Advises boards of directors or special committees with respect to corporate governance issues; counsels special committees on corporate restructurings, management led buy outs, and investigations of accounting irregularities; represents the independent directors of a group of sixty-five mutual funds advised by one of the nation’s largest investment advisory firms.
- Mergers & Acquisitions – Represents clients with respect to a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions including privately negotiated and auction process transactions; acquisitions or divestitures of operating subsidiaries or divisions; and, acquisitions requiring raising the necessary capital to finance the purchase price.
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2004-2023)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Corporate Compliance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2024, 2020); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2013, 2012); Nashville Mutual Funds Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2012); Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2003-2024)
Who’s Who Legal — Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions (2018-2021)
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2011-2018)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Phi Delta Phi
Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law (1979-1982)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Member (1980-1982)