Tayo Atanda

Keen understanding of alcohol laws in Tennessee

A member of Waller's alcohol beverage law team, Tayo Atanda advises manufacturers, distributors and retailers of liquor, beer, and wine throughout the state of Tennessee. Tayo played a key role in assisting more than 250 local and national grocery stores when legislation permitting the sale of wine in Tennessee grocery stores took effect in 2016. His experience includes beer, liquor, dance and catering licensing for restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and resorts throughout Tennessee.


Tayo's Related Experience

Restaurant at historic site opens in Nashville

Assisted with the liquor licensing for restaurant and historic site Woolworth on 5th.

Grocery store utilizes new online system RLPS to renew Tennessee alcohol licenses

Assisted a grocery store chain by working with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission on filing RLPS renewals of nearly 50 licenses and renewing local certificates in over 20 jurisdictions.


  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2012
    • Baker Law Scholar
    • Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
    • International Law Society
    • Black Law Student Association
    • BARBRI Student Representative
  • B.A., Tennessee State University, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Napier-Looby Bar Association

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Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Family & Children’s Services Nashville
  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Nashville
  • Southern Word

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