Drew Kitchen is licensed to practice in Tennessee, California,
Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama, and is currently based in the Firm’s
Nashville, Tennessee office where he serves as that office’s Managing
Partner. Drew also founded the San Francisco office of Maynard Cooper in
2014, and served as its Managing Partner from 2014-2019. Drew is the
Firm’s National Head of Business Development where he focuses on identifying
and cultivating opportunities to deploy various Firm practice groups across a
variety of industry sectors.
While practicing in California, Drew was recognized as one of
California's Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers, one of the Top 20 Lawyers in Northern
California, and was a recipient of the M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders
awards. Other recognition for his legal work includes being named as one of 335
BTI Client Service All-Stars by the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies.
originally as a litigator, from 2003 – 2008, Drew handled over three dozen
lawsuits resulting in victorious results for Firm clients. Drew’s
practice today largely involves the representation of investment sponsors, with
a specific focus on matters affecting their portfolio companies, as well as the
representation of real estate developers, investors and sponsors in their
Tennessee-based projects. Drew advises clients on a wide range of matters
including M&A, private financings, debt offerings, and also serves as legal
advisor to Grammy-award-winning artists, high-net-worth individuals, family
offices, golf course owners and operators, hospitality companies, professional
sports league owners and ownership groups, and pro athletes.
Drew holds degrees from Georgetown University Law Center (LLM),
the University of Georgia School of Law (JD), and the Terry College of Business
at the University of Georgia (BBA).