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 primarily works as legal counsel to founders of high-growth companies at all stages of the business life cycle, from advising on business structure at the formation stage to assisting clients with a company sale. Chandler also works with private investment funds and other investors in these high-growth companies. Specifically, Chandler provides support to 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
  • Representation of buyers and sellers in 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. You can learn more about Chandler’s work in these areas here.

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.