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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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.
A Calm 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 reshape the facilities’ future.
Bucking the IPO Trend
In September 2016, Waller guided CapStar Financial Holdings, a long-time firm client, through its offering of approximately 3 million shares of the company’s common stock, which are now traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol CSTR. Read More >
Waller Lawyers Guide Athlon to Victory in Shareholder Dissent Suit
When Athlon Sports Communications, Inc., faced a shareholder dispute that turned on the fair value of its stock, Waller assembled a team, led by Paul Davidson and Laura Merritt, to protect our client’s interests. The dispute triggered significant factual discovery and required extensive expert inquiry into the fair value of the company’s shares. Waller’s team prevailed at trial, and that outcome was recently affirmed by the Tennessee Court of Appeals in a ruling that sets important precedent in valuation cases. Read More >
Waller Lawyers Defeat Copyright Infringement Claim against Country Music Stars
When country music star performers, hit songwriters and publishers behind a No. 1 hit song faced copyright allegations from a songwriter who claimed that her song had been copied, they turned to Waller’s team of seasoned intellectual property litigators to defend the suit. Waller’s team, led by partner Robb Harvey, demonstrated that our clients were the true authors of their song and secured the dismissal of all claims. Read More >
Creating the Largest Not-For-Profit Health System in the Region
Waller counseled Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, a four hospital system based in Jackson, Miss., on its merger with Baptist Memorial Health Care to create the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the region.