National law firm opens tenth office with the addition of Nashville-based McKenzie Laird Ottinger + Leach
Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) has expanded its national footprint to Tennessee with the opening of a Nashville office and the addition of McKenzie Laird Ottinger & Leach (McKenzie Laird) attorneys. Nashville marks the Firm’s tenth office location and continues the Firm’s growth into key business markets.
“Nashville’s business community is rapidly growing and cultivates a prosperous and diverse economy. We are excited to extend Maynard Cooper’s national practices and one-firm approach to Nashville,” said Jeff Grantham, Managing Shareholder of the Firm. “This expansion – in combination with our moves to Dallas and Los Angeles in the past year – aligns with the Firm’s focus on strategic growth, enhances our capabilities in key practice areas, and increases our ability to serve our clients across numerous geographies and industries.”
Maynard Cooper’s national practices across corporate law and litigation align with Nashville’s robust growth and established success across a myriad of industry sectors, including health care, technology, and finance. The city’s entrepreneurialism and growth present opportunities ranging from real estate and land use to emerging companies, intellectual property, and venture capital.
“As Maynard Cooper continues to expand our national footprint, we seek to identify not only strong business markets, but also dynamic professionals. Nashville is a logical next step to support our growing client base in Tennessee and tap into the thriving business community in the city and across the state,” said Greg Curran, Chairman of the Board. “Beyond the industry alignment, we have identified fantastic partners in the McKenzie Laird team. They are innovative, sophisticated lawyers who share the core values and entrepreneurial spirit on which Maynard Cooper was founded.”
Maynard Cooper’s Nashville team brings a depth of experience in corporate law and commercial real estate – complementing the Firm’s existing capabilities in mergers and acquisitions and venture capital advisory and further supporting its Corporate, Securities & Tax and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups.
The McKenzie Laird attorneys joining Maynard Cooper include:
- Robert Laird, Shareholder
- Talbott Ottinger, Shareholder
- Justin Leach, Shareholder
- Donald McKenzie, Shareholder
- Jennifer Johnson, Attorney
- Brandi Maiorino, Attorney
“As McKenzie Laird, we have built our practice on legal solutions that are client-centric and business-focused. Our partnership with Maynard Cooper allows us to continue this commitment to our clients while expanding our operations to leverage Maynard Cooper’s comprehensive practices and national footprint,” said Robert Laird, Managing Shareholder of Maynard Cooper’s Nashville office. “We are excited to be a part of the team at Maynard Cooper. We were attracted to the recent growth of the Firm, as well as Maynard Cooper’s focus on innovation and strong reputation in the marketplace.”
With ten offices across six states, Maynard Cooper’s strategic growth is driven by the development of national practices, the global representation of our clients, and a commitment to delivering value on a regional and national scale. Nashville will be the latest market into which Maynard Cooper has expanded over the past five years, joining San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Dallas.