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J. Chandler Waits


Chandler Waits is a Nashville-based corporate and securities attorney focusing on the representation of startups and their investors. Chandler serves as outside general counsel to a number of high-growth companies across the southeast and is passionate about seeing new businesses grow and thrive. He provides legal counsel to startup clients on a broad range of general corporate matters at all stages of the business life cycle – whether it’s advising on choice of entity issues at the formation stage, assisting with a debt or equity financing round, or representing a client in a company sale.
Specifically, Chandler routinely advises business clients in the following areas:
  • Angel and venture financing transactions for emerging growth companies
  • Key employee compensation plans like stock option or profits interest plans
  • Mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Outside general counsel services, including general contract review and negotiation
  • Trademark and copyright registration and protection
  • Securities and tax compliance matters
In addition, Chandler helps individuals and families with estate planning and administration.

Contact Information

104 Continental Place
Suite 320
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 690-4401


New York University School of Law (Executive LL.M. 2020), Taxation
Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D. 2014), Law and Business Certificate Program
Auburn University (B.S./B.A. 2011), Economics & Spanish

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