Ryan Cochran

Leads Waller's finance & restructuring practice

Ryan Cochran leads Waller's Finance & Restructuring practice. In his role as Practice Group Leader, Ryan oversees strategic initiatives, including client service and case management for the firm's Finance & Restructuring practice. Ryan represents receivers and indenture trustees in receiverships over senior living facilities. In the last four years, Ryan has represented the receiver or indenture trustee in 15 receiverships over senior living facilities, including in the marketing and sale of the facilities using a court-approved stalking horse auction process.


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Get To Know Ryan

Ryan met his wife in college (Auburn University). They have two sons, Thomas and Robert. Ryan lived and practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Nashville.

Ryan's Related Experience

Training facility company makes efforts to recover on default judgment against the company

Represented a training facility company against a default judgment that was entered against the company and its parent company under a lease for a medical office building space. Waller was hired by the parent company to resist impermissible collection efforts by the plaintiff.

Healthcare Management Partners appointed to control assisted living facility pending sale

Represented Healthcare Management Partners during a court-appointed receivership of River Highlands assisted living facility, pending the facility's sale.

Receiver’s claims against accounting firm related to issuance of bonds

Represented a receiver, who was a turnaround and consulting expert with specialized experience in assisting healthcare organizations, in pursuing claims against an accounting firm related to issuance of bonds. The receiver obtained a settlement on behalf of current and previous bondholders.

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Samford University, 2000
    • Curia Honoris - academic honor society, Editor in Chief - Cumberland Law Review
  • B.S., Auburn University, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Alabama, All State Courts
  • Tennessee, All State Courts

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Alabama


Ryan K. Cochran
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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Litigation Section

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Community Involvement

  • Past Member, Projects Committee, Land Trust for Tennessee
  • Past Treasurer, Cub Scout Pack 144
  • Youth Sports Coach – Flag Football, Basketball, and Baseball

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