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Recognized leader in hospital transactions

The depth of George Bishop's experience within healthcare, along with his ability to fashion innovative solutions for difficult situations, is well-recognized among industry leaders. He has served as lead counsel on several hundred transactions involving a wide range of investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. His transactional practice is national in scope. 

George Bishop has been representing healthcare and other clients in a variety of matters for over forty years. In the course of his career at Waller, he has extensive experience in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and syndications
  • Antitrust matters
  • Healthcare regulatory issues
  • Securities offerings
  • Venture capital financings

George has also traveled abroad on several healthcare trade missions and advised the United Kingdom's Department of Health regarding possible revisions to the National Health Service.

George is a former Chairman of Waller and has also served as the head of both its corporate and healthcare practice groups.

George was involved in founding the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association of which he served as the initial Chair. He was also the initial Chair of the Health Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association and has served multiple terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council.

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • J.D., with highest honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1975
      • Order of the Coif
      • Outstanding Graduate of the Year
      • National Moot Court Team
      • Assistant Editor - Tennessee Law Review
      • Phi Kappa Phi
    • M.A., Oxford University, Theology, 1973
    • B.A., cum laude, University of the South, 1970
      • Omicron Delta Kappa
      • Blue Key and Red Ribbon honor societies
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Senior Statesman in Healthcare (Tennessee), 2003-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Corporate Law, 2006-2023
      • Health Care Law, 1993-2023
      • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, 2011-2023
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2007-2022
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Super Lawyers - Healthcare, 2006-2014, 2020-2022
      • Super Lawyers - Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022
    • Nashville Business Journal
      • One of the first attorneys to be named a "Health Care Hero."
    • Martindale-Hubbell
      • AV-Rated
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Tennessee Bar Association, for which he served as the initial Chairman of the Health Law Section in 1989 and 1990
    • Member, Nashville Bar Association, for which he served as the initial Chairman of the Health Law Committee in 1989
    • Member, Tennessee Bar Association Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
    • Former Member, Antitrust Section Task Force on Hospital Mergers of the American Bar Association
    • Former Member, National Membership Committee of the National Health Lawyers Association
    • Participant on several international healthcare trade missions to Europe and South America sponsored by the Nashville Health Care Council and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Involvement
    • Member, Downtown Rotary Club of Nashville
    • Member, Executive Board of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America
    • Former President, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
    • Former President, Board of Directors of the DuBose Conference Center, a charitable organization affiliated with the Episcopal Church
    • Former Member, Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council
    • Former Member, Board of Directors of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity
    • Former Member, Board of Directors of American Lung Association of Tennessee

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