Brande Boyd Selected ...

Brande Boyd Selected by Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board to Serve as 2023 Diversity Leadership Institute Co-Coordinator

May 17, 2023 | by Butler Snow

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Butler Snow attorney, Brande Boyd, was recently selected to serve on the Tennessee Bar Association’s (TBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Board as the 2023-2024 Diversity Leadership Institute Co-Coordinator. In this role, she oversees planning and producing the Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI), a six-month leadership and mentoring program for Tennessee law students in their second, third, or fourth years of study. DLI meets in person three times per year, and Brande is also responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading the programming for each of the three in-person sessions.

The TBA Young Lawyers Division is comprised of lawyers in their first ten years of practice or under 36 years of age. This committee is dedicated to serving the professional needs of young lawyers and serving the public as the “service arm of the bar.”

At Butler Snow, Brande is a member of the firm’s Business Services practice group. She handles mergers, acquisitions, new market tax credits, and commercial real estate transactions; assists clients with trademark registration and protection matters; and negotiates and drafts various commercial agreements, including privacy policies, terms of use, SaaS, and license agreements. In less than four years with the firm, Brande has negotiated more than $100 million worth of vendor agreements. She has also successfully registered trademarks for local and Fortune 500 companies.

Brande is a 2022-23 Fellow of the National Bar Association’s Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence and volunteers her time with several professional and community organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA)’s Young Lawyers Division and is a member of the Real Property, Trusts, and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. She also mentors high school students through the MBA’s Summer Law Internship Program and judges high school, college, and law school mock trial competitions. Further, Brande is active in Butler Snow’s Pro Bono expungement initiative with International Paper and Memphis Area Legal Services.

Brande Boyd earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, summa cum laude, and MBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis. In addition, Brande earned her Juris Doctor in 2019, cum laude, from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she was the President of the Black Law Students’ Association.