Venture Capital

We have extensive experience in venture capital and growth equity transactions, representing both providers and seekers of venture and growth capital.

In serving our clients, we draw on our broad public company and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience to implement the growth and eventual exit strategies of our clients. This experience allows us to efficiently represent our venture-backed clients in even the most complex liquidation events, in whatever form they may take—recapitalization, stock or asset sale or initial public offering (IPO). As a full-service firm, we also offer growth and venture-stage companies guidance on a broad range of important legal matters relating to their business activities, including the acquisition and protection of intellectual property, environmental law compliance, commercial loan transactions, labor and employment matters, taxation and dispute resolution.

As a result of the depth and breadth of our experience, and the extensive network we have developed in the venture capital and growth equity community, we also play an active role in introducing entrepreneurs and venture and growth capital firms.

With offices in Nashville and Washington, D.C., our experience in healthcare venture capital transactions is particularly robust. We provide our healthcare venture capital and growth equity clients with a fully-integrated range of services that includes an effective blend of transactional, regulatory and operational counsel. We routinely assist clients with comprehensive due diligence to help them understand key issues and regulatory risks associated with an investment. We also assist our venture capital and growth equity firm clients and emerging growth companies in healthcare investigations and as compliance counsel.

Representative services and experience:

  • Venture and growth equity financings
  • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations
  • Minority interest transactions
  • “Add on” acquisitions
  • Due diligence and risk analysis
  • Healthcare investigations, regulatory and operational counsel
  • Corporate/general counsel
  • M&A, IPO and “exit transaction” services
Taylor J. Ashley
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
J. Page Davidson
Member
John L. Fuller
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Michael J. Holley
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Kris Kemp
Member
William J. Kent
Associate
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Philip M. Lewis
Member
Mark Manner
Member
Bryan W. Metcalf
Member
Lori B. Morgan
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
Member
Janice Parmar
Associate
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Ryan M. Richards
Associate
Samuel E. Stumpf Jr.
Member (retired)
Oscar L. Thomas
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
Bob F. Thompson
Member (retired)

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