Beth is an attorney in our Business Services Group. She regularly counsels companies on a variety of corporate and securities issues. She focuses her practice on Financial Services, Securities Law and Corporate Finance.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2006

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2016-2019
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2016-2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, 2012-2016

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 2006
    • Member, Tennessee Law Review
    • Member, Order of the Coif
  • The College of Wooster, B.A., 1996

Experience

  • Routinely counsels public and private companies on a variety of corporate and securities issues, including corporate governance, public company disclosure, and Section 16 reporting. 
  • Serves as corporate and securities counsel to broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, and assists financial institutions with investment and securities activities.  
  • Represented multiple financial institutions with initial public offerings and going private transactions.
  • Assisted numerous companies with public and private stock offerings.
  • Serves as corporate and securities counsel for public reporting companies, including banks and bank holding companies. 
  • Assisted a private bank holding company to successfully defend against a hostile takeover bid.
  • Assisted more than a dozen non-profit organizations to achieve tax-exempt status.
  • Regularly speaks to non-profit organizations and counsels for-profit and non-profit organizations on compliance with charitable regulations.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Contributor, "What Does a Community Bank in Dickson Have in Common with Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase? Basel III", Tennessee Bar Journal, Vol. 48, No. 12, December 2012.
  • "The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: The Known, The Unknown, and Actions Banks Can Take Now," Tennessee Banker, October 2010.
  • Author, "Constitutional Law-Freedom of Speech-Shining Light On The Attorney Disciplinary Process," Doe vs. Doe, 127 S.W.3d 728, Tenn., 2004, 72 TENN.L.REV.1161, 2005.