Attorney Ward Nelson Named Chair of Tennessee Bar’s Business Law Section
July 20, 2020
Ward Nelson, an attorney with Miller & Martin’s corporate law department in the firm’s Chattanooga office, was named chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Business Law Section effective July 1. The Business Law Section of the TBA focuses on furthering the knowledge of its members in corporate, LLC and partnership law, the Uniform Commercial Code and banking law, as well as matters of taxation, debtor and creditor relations and litigation practice related to such areas. As chair, Mr. Nelson, together with his section committee, will have responsibility primarily for providing continuing legal education, monthly alerts on legal developments, and making recommendations from the section to the TBA’s Board of Governors regarding legislation, in these areas of Tennessee law.
This year, the section is hosting its annual Business Law Forum as a 2-day live virtual event on July 23 and July 29 offering five general and one dual continuing legal education credit hours to attendees with emphasis on tax issues relevant to Tennessee corporate attorneys. Miller & Martin is again a proud sponsor of this program which will feature a session titled “Volunteer Taxation: Choice of Entity in Tennessee” to be presented by Miller & Martin attorney Ansley Moses.
Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate, healthcare and transportation law, primarily for merger and acquisition and private equity transactions. His background as a Certified Public Accountant has proved invaluable in structuring and evaluating financial aspects of business transactions whether buy-side and sell-side in various industries including floor covering and logistics. He also represents healthcare clients with transactional and contract matters. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® among The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law since 2007.