Brandeis School of Law (University of Louisville), J.D., graduated with honors
University of Tennessee, B.S., Finance
Member of Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
President of Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee (2015 – 2017)
Holder of Chartered Financial Analyst designation and member of the CFA Institute of Nashville
Casey previously worked at the regional law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP where he was a partner. He co-founded Riggs Davie PLC in the spring of 2012 after nine years with Wyatt. Prior to practicing law, he also worked for Mercer Human Resource Consulting for five years as a consultant on executive benefits and compensation matters and for two years with First American National Bank as a commercial credit analyst and portfolio manager.
Business Mergers and Acquisitions/Sales (M&A)
Closed an acquisition of a division of a public company in the technology space for approximately $13 million.
Closed an acquisition of a staffing business by a strategic buyer valued at approximately $3M, including earnout.
Served as co-counsel on acquisition of a software company operating out of India for cash and stock consideration.
Closed an acquisition by a private fund of a medical technology company through a cash-out merger.
Closed an acquisition of a commercial furniture dealer and installer through a merger transaction.
Closed an asset sale to a strategic buyer valued at approximately $20M (depending on post-closing earn-out results and other contingent consideration).
Closed an asset sale to a publicly traded, strategic buyer valued at up to $10M (depending on post-closing earn-out results and other contingent consideration).
Closed an asset sale of a transportation and logistics company to a private equity buyer valued at approximately $9.5M.
Closed the sale of a division of a family-owned business to a strategic buyer for approximately $2 million.
Closed the sale of a retail business operating 46 locations to a strategic buyer.
Closed the equity sale of an entity operating an employee assistance program to a strategic buyer for approximately $2.5 million.
Represented a host of buyers and sellers in small transactions in a wide range of industries.
Venture Capital/Debt and Equity Raises
Represented a financial services company in a $200M capital raise through the issuance of debt through a special purpose entity.
Represented a financial services company in an $8M capital raise through the issuance of preferred limited liability company interests.
Represented a company in a $10M “swing line” from private investors.
Represented a staffing company in a $10M capital raise through the issuance of Class A-2 limited liability company interests.
Represented a technology company in a $3M Series A-2 financing from two financial services firms and existing Series A-1 investors.
Represented a technology company in seed rounds, a Series A round that raised $5.5 million, and a Series B round that raised $17M.
Represented several startup companies within and outside the technology sector in early stage rounds of equity raises, including by issuance of convertible notes and preferred equity.
Equity Compensation Arrangements
Represented a financial services company in implementing a wide variety of key employee compensation plans, including short-term and long-term bonus plans, change in control bonus plans tied to equity value, and profits interests plans.
Represented a product reseller in developing a key executive employment agreement, unit appreciation rights plan, and short-term bonus plan.
Implemented an incentive units/profits interest plan for a technology company.