Lauren W. Anderson

Of Counsel
Baker Donelson Center
Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
T: 615.726.7308
F: 615.744.7308

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Lauren W. Anderson, of counsel in the Nashville office, concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions. Specifically, her experience includes venture capital, private placements, mezzanine and other equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, initial public and secondary offerings, and operational contracts. Ms. Anderson is also a member of the Firm's Emerging Company Institute and the Baker Solar Team. Before joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Anderson was a shareholder at a Nashville law firm, a solo practitioner focusing on private offerings and start-up ventures, and general counsel to Superior Renal Care, Inc.

Representative Matters

  • Merger of public and private health care companies with initial price of $40 million and additional earnouts of up to $25 million.
  • Recent private placement transactions include representing issuers in behavioral health, independent film, financial consulting, addiction treatment, commercial real estate and manufacturing industries.
  • Local counsel to public company regarding $150 million line of credit.
  • Represented health care company in a corporate restructuring that included management re-shuffle, re-negotiation of debt, and sales of certain subsidiary operations.
  • Prepared operating contracts for a 1 MW solar array at Smyrna, Tennessee airport.
  • Represented solar manufacturer/installer in acquisition of multiple limited liability companies.
  • $6.5 million merger of radiology companies.
  • Local counsel for wireless communication operator in connection with a $250 million private placement of debt.
  • Represented borrower in multi-billion dollar lending arrangements with U.S. Department of Energy
  • Lead counsel to an American company in the acquisition of a technology company based in the United Kingdom, valued in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented American engineering company in sale of stock to Italian conglomerate.
  • Business advisor to American manufacturer with operations based in China.
  • Local counsel to guarantor regarding an international lending transaction in excess of 600 million euros.
  • Represented health care borrower in $42.5 million private debt transaction.
  • Represented nationally known insurance company in an intellectual property analysis.
  • Represented publicly-traded restaurant company in connection with a subsidiary spin-off.
  • Oversaw acquisition program of publicly-traded home health company which, at its peak, completed approximately 40 acquisitions annually.
  • Represented seller in $33 million sale of registered investment advisor practice.
  • Represented various companies in creation, implementation and auditing of compliance programs.
  • Formation and initial financing of, and strategic development and incentive programs for, initial financing of multiple start-up companies.


  • "So You Want to Sell Your Business," four-part series, 2015
  • "To 'D' or not to 'D'," Southern Alpha Newsletter, January 28, 2013

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Business Organizations, 2016 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013 – 2015
  • Listed in The Clean Tech 100, 2013
  • Former General Counsel, TenneSEIA, a statewide solar trade association

Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board of U-Kno Catering (2013)
  • Adjunct Professor, Belmont School of Business (2012 – 2013)
  • Past President and Director, Breakfast Club of Nashville (2008 – 2011)
  • Former Chair of Women on Boards Committee, CABLE
  • Former Director and Vice President of CABLE
  • Former Legal Advisor to CABLE
  • Habitat for Humanity and Faithworks Volunteer


  • Tennessee, 1985


  • Duke University, J.D., 1985, with honors
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 1980, summa cum laude
  • Université de Metz (non-degree program)