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Cathy T. Young (615) 850-8810

Experienced in public debt and government projects

For over 35 years, municipalities, utility districts, government debt issuers, non-profit organizations and traditional lenders have relied upon Alex Buchanan to help them navigate ever-changing economic conditions. He has extensive experience in loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements of equity and debt securities and healthcare transactions. Alex leads the field with his experience and knowledge of tax-exempt bond transactions and public purpose debt funding.

Both borrowers and lenders seek Alex's counsel and respect his organizational skills, responsiveness, and knowledge of the law.  He has routinely served as counsel for debt structuring and loan closings of corporate borrowers involving senior, mezzanine and subordinate loans.

Clients also benefit from Alex's leading-edge knowledge of Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, as well as tax increment bond matters.

Alex has developed and presented several seminars on conventional financing issues and the laws governing public finance transactions. He has also written extensively on public finance and other tax-exempt issues.

Alex regularly advises clients on general corporate and merger and acquisition matters and derivatives. 

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1978
      • Associate Editor - Vanderbilt Law Review
    • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1975
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
    • Mississippi
  • Recognitions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2009-2023
      • Corporate Law, 2008-2023
      • Public Finance Law, 2013-2023
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Super Lawyers - Business Litigation, 2014-2015
    • Martindale-Hubbell
      • AV-Preeminent rated lawyer
    • ALM
      • One of the top-rated Tennessee attorneys
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
    • Member, American Health Law Association
    • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Community Involvement
    • Member, Metropolitan Historical Commission of Davidson County
    • Former Board Member, Easter Seals Tennessee, Inc.
    • Former Trustee, Executive Committee Member and Secretary, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center
    • Former President, Exchange Club of Nashville
    • Former Board Member, Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley
    • Former Board Member, Vanderbilt Club

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