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Marlee Mitchell

Partner

A trusted partner in financial services

Financial service providers and institutional investors value Marlee Mitchell's counsel in critical matters involving capital markets and regulatory compliance. Since the early days of her legal career at the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Marlee has focused on the financial services sector. Today, financial institutions rely on her insight into the ever-changing regulatory framework within which they operate.

Marlee strives to help clients solve difficult problems that are unique to the financial services industry, while never losing sight of her personal motto, "work hard and be kind." Clients rely on Marlee's experience, commitment, and personal approach to address both day-to-day issues and long-term strategic objectives.

Marlee's corporate and securities practice experience includes:

  • Underwritten public securities offerings of equity and debt
  • Real estate securities offerings with an emphasis on public REITs and private real estate limited partnerships
  • Private placements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Going-private transactions
  • Investment fund formation

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1983
    • B.A., Rhodes College, 1980
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court,Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
    • Supreme Court Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Banking & Finance: Regulatory (Tennessee), 2017-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Corporate Law, 2006-2022
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010-2022
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2011-2022
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Securities and Corporate Finance, 2006-2021
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Committees on Federal Regulation of Securities and State Regulation of Securities, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
    • Board member, First Farmers and Merchants Corporation
    • Board member, First Farmers and Merchants Bank
    • Member, WomenCorporateDirectors
    • Member, Tennessee Bar Association's Corporation and Business Law Section
    • Service Member, American Bankers Association
    • Member, Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society
    • Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
    • Former American Bar Association Liaison to the North American Securities Administrators Association Corporate Finance Section; Tennessee liaison to the State Regulation of Securities Committee
    • Former Adjunct Professor teaching securities regulation, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Community Involvement
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Tennessee State Parks Conservancy
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Pet Community Center
    • Former Board Chair, Executive Committee Member, Historic Rugby, Inc.
    • Former Executive Committee Member and Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
    • 2017 Cable ATHENA award nominee
    • Leadership Nashville Class of 2018 graduate; Member of the Leadership/Logistics Committee for the 2019 Class; 2020 Strategic Planning Committee
    • YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter Pet Kennel Committee
    • Volunteer, Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue, Inc.
    • Delegate to Girl Scouts’ 2020 National Council, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

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