Maynard Cooper Expands to Nashville

McKenzie Laird Ottinger + Leach is now Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale 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.

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.

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Meet the Nashville Team

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.

Donald McKenzie

Robert Laird

Talbott Ottinger

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Justin Leach

Jennifer Johnson

Brandi Maiorino

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Rich Rieck


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Explore Maynard Cooper’s Nashville Office

Maynard Cooper’s entrepreneurial approach to legal services and strategic growth is well aligned with the explosive growth and bright future that has become synonymous with the City of Nashville, one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Nashville’s thriving healthcare, financial, real estate, and entrepreneurial scene offer many strategic synergies for Maynard Cooper.


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