Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Nashville, TN (October 28, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) welcomes Sarah Laird, Brittany Macon and Elizabeth Holland to Maynard’s growing Nashville office. Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth, formerly with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, join Maynard’s Real Estate and Financial Services practice group and will team with Talbott Ottinger and Justin Leach to enhance Maynard’s local, regional and national real estate capabilities.

“Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth are highly talented attorneys whose outlook, experience and client base naturally align with Maynard’s values and strategic plan. We envision Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth making significant contributions toward the continued expansion of Maynard’s Nashville presence,” said Jeff Grantham, Maynard’s Managing Shareholder.

“We combined with Maynard a little over a year ago with the goal of enhancing our reach and client service capabilities. The addition of Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth furthers that goal, and we are thrilled that they share our vision for Maynard’s Nashville office,” said Rob Laird, Managing Partner of Maynard’s Nashville office. “Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth are superb lawyers and outstanding people, and we look forward to the new energy and expertise they will bring to our team.”

Sarah Laird joins Maynard as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate & Financial Services practice group. For nearly a decade, she has focused her practice on representing real estate investors, developers, owners, and operators throughout the U.S. in connection with a broad range of real estate matters related to the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and management of real estate. Sarah’s clients include, among others, institutional investment funds focused in the healthcare sector, senior living developer/operators, and various real estate investment funds. At Maynard, Sarah, Brittany and Elizabeth will continue their work with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee to provide pro bono legal representation for victims of domestic abuse seeking orders of protection in Davidson County.

“Brittany, Elizabeth and I are proud to join the Maynard team and look forward to helping grow the firm’s presence in Nashville,” said Sarah Laird. “We are excited to join a firm that shares our commitment to client-centric service and pro bono advocacy and is regarded as an industry leader in the commercial real estate space.”

Brittany Macon and Elizabeth Holland join Maynard as Associates in the Real Estate & Financial Services practice group.

Brittany has broad expertise in the development and finance of commercial real estate projects as well as the acquisition and disposition of investment-grade real estate assets. She works with a diverse range of clients, including national and local real estate developers, investors, and operators. Her experience includes multi-million dollar acquisitions and dispositions involving office facilities, multifamily housing, senior living facilities and medical real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Elizabeth brings expertise representing national, regional, and local banks, real estate developers, real estate investors, and corporate clients in various commercial and real estate matters. Her background includes real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, and leasing. Elizabeth has assisted clients with multi-million dollar acquisitions involving medical REITs, healthcare facilities and retail/lifestyle centers.

Maynard’s Real Estate Practice is one of the largest in the Southeast, with 39 full-time real estate attorneys and another 30 whose practices are substantially real estate related. These additions in Nashville make 14 lateral attorneys that have joined Maynard’s Real Estate & Financial Services practice over the last year and represent depth in Nashville, Dallas, Huntsville and Birmingham. Nationally recognized, the Firm’s Real Estate and Corporate practice groups consistently earn the Band 1 “Leading Firm” distinction from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Our entrepreneurial team handles projects and transactions throughout the United States, delivering optimum value in all areas of development and investment. Our lawyers serve clients with respect to virtually every aspect of real estate, including acquisition and development, contracts, leasing, financing, economic development and incentives, capital raises, joint ventures, environmental, construction, and sales, with extensive experience serving retail / mixed-use, retail leasing, resorts and hotels, residential, multifamily and healthcare.

Maynard entered the Nashville market in October 2019 as part of the Firm’s strategic growth into top-tier, high-opportunity markets.  Expansion over the past six years has included San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, Nashville, and, most recently, Miami.