J. Chandler Waits

J. Chandler Waits


Contact Information

201 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 1870
Nashville, TN 37219

Practice Areas

Corporate & Business Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Startups & Venture Capital
Estate Planning & Administration

Bar Admissions


Chandler assists clients in business transactions and estate planning and administration matters. For business clients, Chandler works with companies at all stages of the business life cycle, from advising on business structure at the formation stage to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of a company. Specifically, Chandler provides support to business clients in the following areas:

  • Representation of buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Capital raising transactions for emerging growth companies
  • Outside general counsel services, including general contract review and negotiation
  • Key employee compensation plans like stock option or profits interest plans
  • Trademark registration and protection

In addition, Chandler helps individuals and families with estate planning, including the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents that give clients peace of mind that their loved ones will be taken care of after they’re gone. He also assists clients with the administration of estates, which involves representing a family member or other fiduciary who has been appointed executor of an estate to identify assets, present a will to the probate court, pay off creditors, distribute property to beneficiaries, and properly close the estate.

To better assist the firm’s business and estate planning clients with their tax law issues, Chandler is currently working towards an additional degree in tax law from New York University Law School with an expected graduation date of December 2018.