Quick Results
Professional Photo
Professionals

Emily T. Brackstone

Shareholder

Emily T. Brackstone is a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker Donelson and the vice chair of the Firm's Emerging Companies Team.

Featured Experience

Lead transaction counsel to a large, privately-held hardware distributor in the acquisition of a division of a large, publicly-traded Canadian company, with a purchase price of approximately $70 million.

Lead transaction counsel to large, public, NASDAQ-listed retail company, in the acquisition of a large, privately-held specialty pharmacy, with a purchase price of approximately $70 million.

Lead transaction counsel to private equity fund in the simultaneous acquisition of two specialty pharmacies with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $45 million, plus earnouts.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Brackstone concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fundraising and fund formation, and health law.

Ms. Brackstone regularly represents clients in merger and acquisition transactions on both the buy-side and the sell-side. In addition, Ms. Brackstone has an active practice serving as corporate counsel to emerging companies and more established businesses, advising on various issues related to entity formation, corporate governance, general business contracts and equity fundraising. Ms. Brackstone also regularly assists venture capital and angel funds with their fund formation and investment needs. 

Ms. Brackstone represents several clients in the life science and health care industries, including medical device manufacturers, retail and specialty pharmacies, physician practices, and hospitals, providing counsel and assistance on a wide range of topics, including issues involving the corporate practice of medicine, the Stark Self-Referral Law, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, licensure, and other state regulatory issues.

Representative Matters
  • Lead transaction counsel to a large, privately-held hardware distributor in the acquisition of a division of a large, publicly-traded Canadian company, with a purchase price of approximately $70 million.

  • Lead transaction counsel to large, public, NASDAQ-listed retail company, in the acquisition of a large, privately-held specialty pharmacy, with a purchase price of approximately $70 million.

  • Lead transaction counsel to private equity fund in the simultaneous acquisition of two specialty pharmacies with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $45 million, plus earnouts.

  • Lead transaction counsel to a large, privately-held agricultural chemical company in more than ten strategic acquisitions throughout the country.

  • Represented a venture capital fund in the $3.4 million Series A financing of a medical device manufacturer.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law (2018, 2019) 
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2016, 2017)
  • Named as one of the "Super Women in Business" by the Memphis Business Journal (2016)
  • Named as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the Memphis Business Journal (2015)
  • Member – American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member – Order of the Coif, University of Tennessee Chapter
  • Board of Trustees – Opera Memphis
  • Board of Directors – Innovate Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Certificates of Academic Excellence in Criminal Law, Torts I, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Commercial Law and Income Taxation of Business Organizations
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Challenges Women-Led Businesses Face in Securing Venture Capital," Featured Discussion on Recalculating Radio (June 2017)
  • "Entity Formation and Corporate Governance for Emerging Companies," Memphis Bar Association CLE Program (October 2016)
  • "Create a Solid Legal Foundation for Your Business," Entrepreneurship Master Class (March 2016)
  • "Create an Investable Company," Rhodes College MBA Program (October 2015)
  • "Venture Capital Term Sheets," Southeastern Emerging Companies Boot Camp Series, Memphis (July 2013)
  • "Contract Basics," Southeastern Emerging Companies Boot Camp Series, Memphis (July 2013)

Education

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 2007, summa cum laude
    • Tennessee Law Review, 2006 – 2007, Student Materials Editor
    • Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Executive Editor: Transactions, 2006 – 2007
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2004, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2007

Email Disclaimer

NOTICE: The mailing of this email is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Anything that you send to anyone at our Firm will not be confidential or privileged unless we have agreed to represent you. If you send this email, you confirm that you have read and understand this notice.
Cancel Accept