Lauren W. Anderson

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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 Baker Solar Team and the Firm's Emerging Company Institute. 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, 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.
  • 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
  • Represented American engineering company in sale of stock to Italian conglomerate.
  • Business advisor to American manufacturer with operations based in China.
  • 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 various companies in creation, implementation and auditing of compliance programs.
  • Formation, strategic development and initial financing of multiple start-up companies.


  • "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 – 2014
  • Listed in The Clean Tech 100, 2013
  • General Counsel, TenneSEIA

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
  • Legal Advisor to CABLE
  • Habitat for Humanity 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)