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Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, PC


  • 333 Commerce Street
  • Nashville
  • USA
  • TN 37201

Corporate/M&A - Tennessee

What the team is known for A highly regarded legal team for M&A and tender offers, as well as leveraged and management buyouts. Offers versatile sector knowledge spanning the healthcare, financial services and software industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Practical and levelheaded lawyers who help you get transactions done."

Work highlights Acted for Acadia Healthcare on its $91.8 million acquisition of two psychiatric facilities located in Puerto Rico and Florida.

Represented the shareholders of Managed Health Care Associates in the company's $1 billion acquisition by Roper Industries.

Notable practitioners 

Managing shareholder Mark Manner is commended as "an excellent corporate attorney." He continues to be widely respected for his longstanding experience in handling securities transactions and private equity investments.

Clients praise practice leader Kris Kemp as "a solution-oriented and practical lawyer" with proven expertise in M&A and securities offerings. His recent highlights include advising the Martin Companies on purchasing the preferred stock of Moontoast.

David Cox impresses market commentators with his "sound expertise" and "constructive demeanor." As part of his solid track record handling significant acquisitions and dispositions, he represented two shareholder groups of Managed Health Care Associates in the company's $1 billion sale. 

Significant clients National Health Investors, Diversicare Healthcare Services, TransCentra, Griffin Technology.

Healthcare - Tennessee

What the team is known for Advises numerous hospitals, individual physicians and nursing homes on a broad range of transactions, including M&A and corporate restructuring. Also noted for its expansive regulatory expertise.

Work highlights Acted for Acadia Healthcare in its $91.8 million purchase of two psychiatric facilities in Puerto Rico and Florida.

Acted for TherEX in its $14 million disposition to Kindred Healthcare.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Manner is noted for his transactional expertise and has particular experience in corporate governance issues within the healthcare arena. He regularly counsels public and private corporations on M&A, private equity and securities issues.

Head of department Michael Hill concentrates on the representation of healthcare entities in corporate and transactional matters. He frequently handles joint ventures and employment and recruiting agreements for physicians' groups.

Significant clients Diversicare Health Services, National Health Investors, American Home Patient, Caregiver Services, Entrada Health.

Litigation - Tennessee

What the team is known for Experienced commercial litigation team with a deep bench of highly regarded bankruptcy attorneys. Other areas of focus include insurance coverage disputes, securities and healthcare regulatory issues.

Work highlights Represented NeWire in a major IP dispute case with Southwire, concerning Southwire's alleged breaching of the license agreement for the groundbreaking Flatwire technology.

Acted as debtors' counsel to a residential and commercial real estate developer on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy matter involving the reorganization of more than $50 million in assets.

Notable practitioners  

Craig Gabbert is regarded as a "very fine insolvency lawyer" and is experienced in representing debtors and creditors in complex matters. He also maintains an active commercial litigation practice.

Glenn Rose is held in high regard for his work in commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases. His experience spans breaches of contract, False Claims Act violations and securities issues.

Practice head Alexander Fardon is recognized for his expertise across diverse commercial disputes involving matters such as trade secrets litigation and securities claims. Sources praise his "sound strategy and attention to detail."

Barbara Holmes is described as a "practical and pragmatic" insolvency attorney, who"works hard to find a middle ground." She has impressive experience in acting for clients such as debtors and trustees on bankruptcy matters, and also maintains a broader litigation practice.

Significant clients Moore Freight Service, Diversicare Healthcare Services, Door Components, First American Title, Pinnacle Bank.