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Dakota N Hunt (423) 682-6289

Understands dealmaking - and the tax code

Whether buyer or seller, clients benefit from Tyler Hand's blend of efficiency and creativity in structuring complex business transactions with an eye toward short- and long-term tax implications. Known for his ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams in complex corporate transactions, Tyler develops innovative solutions with a collaborative approach to deal-making that ensures parties on both sides reach comfort levels with respect to deal terms and risk allocation.

With graduate degrees in business administration and taxation, Tyler is a trusted advisor to sponsors and investors that value his unique combination of legal, tax and business experience in fund formation activities involving private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Additionally, fund managers and investment advisors rely on Tyler for his operational insight into ever-shifting financial and securities regulations and his experience with equity and debt offerings, financing and other capital market transactions.

Tyler serves as outside general counsel to a number of closely held and family-owned businesses which he advises on general business and operational matters. His outside GC experience ranges from startups to more established enterprises, and includes advice on state and federal tax matters. Tyler also has significant experience representing tax-exempt organizations in federal and state qualification and operational matters.

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  • Education
    • LL.M (Taxation), Northwestern University School of Law, 2004
    • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 2003
      • Executive Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
      • Scholar of Merit, Business Planning
    • M.B.A., Samford University, 1999
    • B.S., Samford University, 1999
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
    • Alabama
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Tax Court
  • Professional Involvement
    • President, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, 2015-2016
    • Member, Chattanooga, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
    • Chapter Author, M&A Deal Strategies, 2015 ed.

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