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Hannah McSween Cole

Associate

Hannah Cole's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as other strategic business transactions, compliance, and operational issues for companies in health care and other industries.

Featured Experience


Represented a privately-held mortgage company in the sale of substantially all of its assets to national bank for consideration in excess of $1 billion.

2018

Represented transformative health IT company from formation through sale to a Fortune 50 company.

Represented a Georgia non-profit hospital in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a national for-profit health care organization.

Professional Biography


Ms. Cole assists her clients in meeting their business objectives by advising them regarding complex mergers and acquisitions, as well as ongoing contractual and business planning needs. She counsels a variety of clients in the health care industry, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dermatology practices, behavioral health facilities, and physician-owned practices, among others.

Although a substantial portion of Ms. Cole's practice is related to advising health care related clients, she also advises clients in other industries regarding strategic business transactions, corporate governance, and general contract negotiation.

  • Health Care Industry

  • Represented transformative health IT company from formation through sale to a Fortune 50 company.

  • Represented a Georgia non-profit hospital in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a national for-profit health care organization.

  • Successfully represented a leading, nationwide operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations in the sale of the business to the country's largest direct health care provider.

  • Represented a physician practice in Tennessee in a corporate restructuring and strategic joint venture transaction.

  • Secured the first Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) ever issued in the state of Tennessee and the first Cooperative Agreement ever issued in the commonwealth of Virginia for a billion dollar non-profit health system.

  • Other Industries

  • Represented a privately-held mortgage company in the sale of substantially all of its assets to national bank for consideration in excess of $1 billion.

  • Successfully represented the leading company providing benchmarking and comparative analysis to hotels in a sale to a publicly traded company that was the largest hotel industry transaction in 2019.

  • Represented leading management consulting firm in its membership interest sale to a leading business advisory firm.

  • Advised closely held trucking company in structuring and sale of business.

  • Represented client in the sale of their nationwide solar asset management company, which provided solar power system operations and maintenance services, to a private equity company.

  • Serves as corporate counsel to a variety of businesses from a large, publicly traded manufacturer to closely held restaurants.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021, 2022)
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's Firm-Wide Pro Bono Award (2021)
  • Assisted with the launch of the Nashville Homeless Court
  • Served as the coordinator for the H.E.L.P. Clinic at Room in the Inn

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2016
    • Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Samford University, B.A. in English, 2012, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2016

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