Can lawyers be as formidable as a situation requires yet good-natured? We think so. We make our clients' stresses our stresses, their fights our fights, while keeping—for the most part—our sense of humor. Maybe that's why so many of our long term relationships begin with a single lawyer then grow to include several of our services.
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Working with LifePoint and Duke to Build a Major Network
Waller has been working with Duke LifePoint Healthcare since the formation of this innovative partnership between Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading hospital system with multiple hospital campuses across the United States. Waller is honored to assist Duke LifePoint Healthcare in building a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers that is quality driven, adaptive to change and financially strong. Read More >
Lawsuit Settlement to Bring
$40 Million for Tennessee Charities
The State of Tennessee will receive $40 million as a result of the settlement of a dispute between two public companies and the court-appointed Receiver for two nonprofits. “With Waller’s assistance, the Tennessee Attorney General has ensured that Tennessee nonprofit corporations are governed and operated in accordance with their charitable purposes,” said Receiver James Skinner, who retained Waller to represent him in the litigation. Read More >
PHGE + IP = Energy
PHG Energy LLC (PHGE) provides global sales, distribution and support for renewable energy equipment and processes. Since the company’s formation in 2010, Waller has helped PHGE with legal services in support of the company’s strategic plan to develop and acquire key intellectual property and technology rights and deliver innovative alternative energy systems. Read More >
Acadia Healthcare Continues to Expand its Network of Treatment Facilities
On February 11, 2015, Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., the leading publicly traded pure-play provider of behavioral healthcare services, completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of CRC Health Group, Inc., a Bain Capital portfolio company. Waller was honored to represent Acadia in the acquisition and to serve as sole legal counsel for Acadia in arranging the acquisition financing for the deal.
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Helping Music City Metals Protect Its Products
Nashville-based Music City Metals has earned a reputation for quality as a manufacturer of original equipment and replacement gas grill parts for well-known companies like Weber, Viking, and Grillmaster. Over the past few years, however, competitors have tried using Music City Metals’ trademarks, product descriptions and artwork to sell inferior counterfeit products via online retail websites. With the assistance of Waller intellectual property attorneys, Music City Metals has been able to protect its product line – and its good name.
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Put our Service to the Test.
At Waller, we strive to provide our hospitality clients with the same high level of service they provide to their guests. Our attorneys are dedicated to delivering reliable day-to-day operational, regulatory and strategic advice and legal representation to the hotel industry.
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Sometimes the Best Defense is a Good Offense
Surgery Partners, a long-standing Waller client recently sued by a disgruntled minority shareholder, engaged Waller to defend against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and contract as well as allegations of unfair competition. Waller’s team, led by partner Jennifer Weaver, fought back by using the plaintiff’s improper conduct to get the entire case dismissed on summary judgment, in one of the strongest decisions protecting board decisions under California’s business judgment rule from a California state court. The court also awarded Surgery Partners its attorneys’ fees.
Bringing a Calm and Collected Approach to the Acquisition of Distressed Hospitals
In today’s environment, healthcare providers face challenges from every direction. For some, the hardships ultimately prove too great. Waller’s long history of helping would-be purchasers of distressed healthcare providers includes recent successes in navigating a long-time investor-owned health system client through the complex world of “363” sales in the bankruptcy court, allowing it to acquire three Texas hospitals and immediately return them to profitability.