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L. Hunter Rost, Jr.

Partner, Past Practice Group Leader, Corporate
Ruth Brown
615.850.8197 direct

Companies and investors involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare information technology consider Hunter Rost a trusted advisor. Working side-by-side with company owners and management, Hunter takes a "hands-on" approach to transactional matters and interacts with clients on a personal level. By recognizing what the client considers most important and understanding his or her risk tolerance, Hunter focuses on key priorities to keep deals moving forward efficiently and cost-effectively.

Hunter counsels clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including:

  • Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations
  • Intellectual property transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity financings
  • Public and private securities offerings

Private equity and venture capital firms rely on Hunter's extensive experience with change of control issues and deal terms when making investments in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, and healthcare IT companies. Likewise, corporate management and directors turn to Hunter for counsel on strategic transactions, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance matters for his appreciation of their objectives, and his commitment to achieving positive results.

Hunter serves as counsel to domestic and  international clients in connection with cross-border transactions and financings. Leveraging his international experience, Hunter is Waller's representative to World Services Group (WSG), a global membership association of independent legal, accounting and financial services firms. He currently serves on the WSG Board of Directors and is the past chair of the North American Regional Council of WSG. Best Lawyers recognizes Hunter as a leading attorney in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

  • J.D., Washington and Lee University, 1989
  • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
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