UPDATE: Waller Lansden Announces Eight New Partners Leading Nashville Law Firm Elects Eight Attorneys to Partnership
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- William C. Athanas
- Brent Bowman
- David R. Clay
- Hon-Vinh Duong
- Philip F. Head
- Heather J. Hubbard
- Miranda K. Kelley
- Justin W. Leach
The newly promoted partners add leadership depth to several practice groups including mergers and acquisitions, securities and banking, immigration, commercial real estate, corporate, and healthcare.
"These eight attorneys are proven professionals who have already made a significant mark on Waller Lansden," said John Tishler, chairman of Waller Lansden. "Now as partners, they will deepen their impact on our firm by strengthening our overall leadership and helping us continue to grow the diversity of our practice areas."
William C. Athanas is a veteran litigator based in Waller Lansden's Birmingham office specializing in the areas of trial and appellate litigation, complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Athanas joined Waller Lansden in 2009 as of counsel after serving as assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama. He also previously served as federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he investigated and prosecuted financial fraud and public corruption crimes. Athanas received his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and graduated from Suffolk University Law School. He currently serves as chairman of the Alabama Bar Association, International Law Section.
Brent Bowman works with clients in the healthcare industry concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and general corporate law. He joined Waller Lansden in 2004 as an associate. Bowman completed his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee. Bowman also is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
David R. Clay represents clients in the healthcare, real estate, banking and manufacturing industries focusing on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and general corporate law. Joining Waller Lansden as an associate in 2004, he represented an India-based pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of two U.S. manufacturing and distributing companies of anesthetic products. He is a graduate of Belmont University and received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. Clay currently serves as a member of Belmont University's Alumni Board and is a Nashville Emerging Leaders alumnus.
Hon-Vinh Duong leads the firm's immigration practice focusing exclusively on immigration law and labor and employment issues across all industries. Before joining Waller Lansden in 2009, Duong was a senior associate with Troutman Sanders, LLP in Atlanta. He earned his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and received his J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law. Duong is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Philip F. Head joined Waller Lansden as an associate in 2004 and practices in the areas of commercial real estate and land use planning and zoning. He represents clients with an emphasis on multifamily, office, industrial and healthcare properties. Head received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He serves as a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, the National Multi-housing Council and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
Heather J. Hubbard practices in the areas of intellectual property and trial and appellate litigation. She also serves on Waller Lansden's diversity and social development committees. Hubbard joined Waller Lansden in 2006 as an associate and was named a "Rising Star" by Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2010 and 2011 and chosen as one of Nashville's Top "30 Under 30" in 2010. Prior to joining Waller Lansden, Hubbard was an associate with Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. in Nashville. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Hubbard is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
Miranda K. Kelley represents clients in the financial, healthcare, real estate and manufacturing industries handling issues including mergers and acquisitions and securities law. She joined Waller Lansden in 2002. During her tenure, Kelley assisted in the formation of a hospice company through a $50 million facilities acquisition. She graduated with a B.S. in business management from Lipscomb University and received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where she served as Vice President of the Business Law Society. Kelley also is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
Justin W. Leach specializes in commercial real estate law and works with clients on the acquisition, development and disposition of real property. He joined Waller Lansden in 2002. Leach received his B.A. in economics and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was managing editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice. Leach is as an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and the Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
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