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Waller Expands; Nashville's Largest Law Firm Adds 17 New Attorneys

May 1 2013 12:00AM

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NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Waller, Nashville's oldest and largest law firm, today announced the addition of 17 new attorneys to the following key practice groups:

•Corporate (one partner and four associates); •Finance & Restructuring (two associates); •Healthcare (four associates); •Real Estate (one Of Counsel and two associates); •Trial & Appellate (one partner and two associates).

"Over the last few months, our roster of attorneys has become deeper and stronger than ever before as we continue to grow our core practice groups at Waller," said John Tishler, chairman of Waller. "It is exciting to see that we are not only attracting attorneys from the best law schools in the Southeast, but also from iconic institutions like Harvard and Stanford. We look forward to their contributions and leadership as we continue to expand our firm here in Nashville and Birmingham."

CORPORATE
Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Folk focuses primarily on assisting healthcare providers as they establish new strategic partnerships, restructure lines of service and solidify capital for operations in response to the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the healthcare department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Folk earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

G. Tyson Bickley joins Waller as an associate. Bickely assists clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital financing and securities. Bickley earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S., with honors, from University of Alabama.

Brent Moreland joins Waller as an associate practicing in corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and securities. Moreland earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law where he worked as the publications editor of Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. Moreland also earned his B.S., magna cum laude, from University of Tennessee.

Trevor Sava joined Waller as an associate in 2012 and has practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions and governance issues. Sava represents clients, ranging from public companies to start-ups, in the healthcare industry as well as manufacturing and technology industries. Prior to joining Waller, Sava was an associate at McDonald Hopkins, LLC, in Cleveland, Ohio. Sava earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School/Harvard University Law, his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Auburn University.

Lin Ye joins Waller as an associate, advising healthcare clients in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to joining Waller, Ye was an associate at Butler Snow/Miller & Martin, LLC, in Nashville, Tenn. Ye earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her Bachelor of Law and Masters of Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

FINANCE & RESTRUCTURING
Blake Roth joins Waller as an associate, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation and distressed debt for a variety of financial institutions. Previously, Roth was an associate at Duane Morris, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pa. Roth earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from University of Tennessee.

Dustin Timblin joins Waller as an associate, assisting clients primarily in the healthcare industry in financing and bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining Waller, Timblin was an associate at Allen & Overy, LLP, in New York, N.Y. Timblin earned his J.D., with honors, from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was associate editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Timblin earned his B.S., summa cum laude and as a member of the honors program, from Tennessee Technological University.

HEALTHCARE
Cory Brown joins Waller as an associate, assisting healthcare clients in regulatory compliance, including Federal and State physician self-referral laws, Stark and anti-kickback laws and HIPAA. Prior to joining Waller, Brown was an associate at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, in Memphis, Tenn. Brown earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis, where he was a member of the Memphis Law Review editorial board and a recipient of Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowship. Brown earned his M.A. in linguistics from University of Memphis and his B.S. from University of Tennessee.

Caitlyn W. Davie joins Waller as an associate, assisting healthcare clients with Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements, facility licensure requirements and federal and state anti-kickback and self referral laws. Davie also assists clients with regulatory aspects of healthcare mergers, syndications, joint ventures, divestitures and restructuring, Davie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and her B.A., cum laude, from California State University, Fullerton.

Mike Dreyfuss joins Waller as an associate and a member of the healthcare regulatory team. Dreyfuss' practice focuses on healthcare transactions, state licensure, certification issues, Certificate of Need (CON) applications, as well as Medicare enrollment and reimbursement matters. Prior to joining Waller, Dreyfuss worked as an EMT and was a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. in Ghana, West Africa where he become a tribal sub-chief. Dreyfuss earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and his B.A. from James Madison University.

Kevin Page joins Waller as an associate, focusing on Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement, HIPAA privacy and security issues, and Stark and anti-kickback compliance. Page also assists healthcare clients in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Previously, Page was an associate at Wagner, Myers & Sanger, PC, in Knoxville, Tenn. Page earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University.

REAL ESTATE
David P. Wright joins Waller as an Of Counsel with the firm. With over a decade of experience in the real estate field, David assists clients in a variety of complex transactions, including leasing, acquisition, disposition, financing and development. Previously, Wright was an associate at Wagner, Myers & Sanger, PC, in Knoxville, Tenn. Wright earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and his B.B.A. in banking and managerial finance, magna cum laude, from University of Mississippi.

Lida Greist joins Waller as an associate in the real estate practice group. Prior to joining Waller, Greist was an associate at Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC, in Knoxville, Tenn., as well as an assistant property manager at Carter and Associates in Atlanta, Ga. Greist earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College.

Erin Hughes joins Waller as an associate, focusing on assisting healthcare companies in leasing and transactional matters. Prior to joining Waller, Hughes was an associate at Farris, Bobango, Branan, PLC, in Memphis, Tenn., and also worked real estate development. Hughes earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis and B.S., magna cum laude, from University of Tennessee.

TRIAL & APPELLATE
Rebecca Pritchett, joining Waller as a partner, is a prominent environmental attorney who was formerly principal of Pritchett Environmental & Property Law LLC. Previously, Pritchett served as chair of the environmental practice at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. A national expert in environmental and natural resources law, Pritchett has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers for the past five years. She earned her J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law and her BS in Journalism, cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was recently elected to the Foundation Board.

Alexandra Lee joins Waller as an associate, representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts in general litigation, labor and employment, government investigations and white collar matters. Prior to joining Waller, Lee represented clients in appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States and arbitrations, and managed lobbying efforts. Lee earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she worked at the Harvard Negotiation Law and Review and BlackLetter Law Journal. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Spelman College.

Todd Hambidge joins Waller as an associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. While working as a senior associate at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, in New York, N.Y., Hambidge was recognized by SuperLawyers as one of New York Metro's Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012. Hambidge earned his J.D., with honors, from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from DePauw University.

About Waller
Waller is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Austin, Texas. With approximately 200 attorneys, Waller helps clients navigate a diverse range of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues across myriad industries. Waller is Nashville's oldest and largest law firm. Founded in 1905, Waller has client relationships spanning decades because time and again, clients come for the lawyer and stay for the firm. For more information, please visit www.wallerlaw.com.



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