NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, has expanded the firm's Nashville office as 37 attorneys join the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in Tennessee to almost 100.
With this expansion, Butler Snow becomes one of the largest firms in the state and among the largest in the country, with more than 220 attorneys practicing in 12 offices nationwide. The firm was recently ranked by The National Law Journal 250 – an annual survey of the country's largest law firms.
"These attorneys certainly had the choice to collectively or individually join many different firms. The fact that they chose Butler Snow is both an honor and also confirmation that our firm's vision, strategic plan for growth and culture of teamwork is shared by this great group of attorneys," said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman of Butler Snow.
Founded in 1954, Butler Snow offers a full range of business and litigation services across a variety of legal practices. The firm is also known for a strong government relations practice which includes former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. This practice will be strengthened even further as former Tennessee Congressman John Tanner joins as part of this group. With these additions, the firm adds increased depth and breadth across many legal practice areas, further benefitting local, regional and national clients. Butler Snow is also recognized as a leader in providing value solutions for major corporate clients, including extensive flat fee and shared-risk pricing solutions.
The firm has been recognized consistently as one of the top law firms in the country. The National Law Journal named Butler Snow to its Midsize Hot List, and Butler Snow was recently ranked as one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings.
"We are very excited to join Butler Snow and believe this is a great opportunity for our team, for Butler Snow and most importantly, for our clients. The firm's culture, commitment to teamwork and focus on client service are all significant principles that we share," said Dan H. Elrod, a leading member of the Nashville team joining Butler Snow. Elrod was recently elected to Butler Snow's Executive Committee which establishes firm governance, policy and strategic direction.
Butler Snow's new Nashville office is located downtown at 1200 One Nashville Place, 150 Fourth Avenue N.
"Our entire team is looking forward to new and exciting opportunities as Butler Snow continues its strategic vision of growth," said Melvin J. Malone, another leading member of the Nashville team.
Robert M. Holland, Jr., who practices in Real Estate and Business Transactions said, "Butler Snow's practice areas and those of our team's complement one another and we are pleased to join a firm that offers such broad geographic reach. This will be of significant benefit to our clients."
About Butler Snow
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, is a full-service law firm with more than 220 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, AL; Greater Jackson, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport and Oxford, MS; Nashville and Memphis, TN; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; and Fort Washington and Bethlehem, PA. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com.
New Attorneys in Butler Snow's Nashville office will include:
Kevin C. Baltz – Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors' Rights, Banking, Financial Services and Securities Litigation, Transportation and Logistics Insurance, and Litigation
James A. Beakes III – Transportation and Logistics Insurance and Litigation
Lance P. Bridgesmith – Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Healthcare, Securities, Financial Services, and Corporate Finance
Ashonti T. Davis – Litigation and Appellate
Kathryn Reed Edge - Financial Services, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, and Corporate Finance
Dan H. Elrod – Healthcare, Government Relations, and Insurance
Robert M. Holland, Jr. – Real Estate, High Growth and Emerging Companies, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Construction, International, and Corporate Finance
T. Wayne Hood – Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors' Rights, and Financial Services - Regulatory and Compliance
G. Brian Jackson – Class and Collective Action, Healthcare, ERISA Litigation, Appellate, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
David L. Johnson – Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Employment Litigation, Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Litigation, and Appellate
Sepideh C. Khansari – Litigation and Insurance
Jack F. King, Jr. - Commercial Lending, Healthcare, High Growth and Emerging Companies, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Real Estate, Tax Incentives, and Corporate Finance
B. Hart Knight – Environmental Law, Litigation and Sustainability
H. Rowan Leathers III – Labor and Employment, Financial Services, Employment Litigation, and Professional Liability Defense
Robert B. Littleton – Healthcare, Litigation, Telecommunications and Utilities, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate, and Construction
Melvin J. Malone – Telecommunications and Utilities, Government Relations and Litigation
Taylor B. Mayes – Litigation, Healthcare, and Professional Liability Defense
W. Neal McBrayer – Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors' Rights, Litigation, Financial Services, and Transportation and Logistics
William O'Bryan, Jr. – Litigation, Banking, Financial Services and Securities Litigation, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors' Rights, Professional Liability Defense, and Financial Services
Andrew D. Oldham – Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Financial Services, Securities, Corporate Finance, and Intellectual Property
Donald P. Paul – Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation, and Transportation and Logistics
C. Palmer Pillans – Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Lending.
T. Harold Pinkley – Labor and Employment, Litigation, Class and Collective Action, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Appellate
James H. Porter – Commercial Lending, Healthcare, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Securities, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, and Corporate Finance
Sara Anne T. Quinn – Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation, and Immigration
Kara E. Shea – Labor and Employment, Financial Services, Intellectual Property, Wage and Hour, Employment Litigation, HR Counseling and Training, Affirmative Action/OFCCP, and Class and Collective Action
Elizabeth Wilee Sims – Financial Services, Exempt Organizations, Securities, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Tax, and Corporate Finance
Adam G. Smith – Financial Services, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Tax, and Corporate Finance
Noel F. Stahl – Product Liability Law and Medical Professional Liability Law
Travis B. Swearingen – Construction Law, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, and Medical Professional Liability Law
Sarah Lodge Tally – Commercial Litigation, Administrative Proceedings, and Employment Advice and Counseling
John S. Tanner – Government Relations
Robert L. Trentham – Product Liability Law and Medical Professional Liability Law
William S. Walton – Workers' Compensation, Medical Professional Liability Law, and Investigations
Christopher M. Was – Wealth Transfer Planning, Mergers, Acquisitions and Reconstructing, and State and Local Tax
Lin Ye – Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
Amanda Haynes Young – Government Relations, Compliance and Regulatory Counseling, and Insurance
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