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J. Nelson Irvine

Of Counsel

Nelson Irvine has advised and represented clients in connection with business and corporate planning, family business succession planning, closely held business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related transactions for more than 40 years. His experience includes advisory roles for founders, owners, investors and managers, including privately held investment funds in such industries as capital intensive manufacturing and real estate, as well as negotiating asset sales and acquisitions, mergers and combinations. He has advised startup organizations as well as existing businesses regarding financial and capital structures and management and governance alternatives of various forms of business entities, including corporations (C corps and S corps), limited liability companies ("LLCs"), single-member LLCs, limited and general partnerships. He has provided mediation and litigation advice in connection with disputes and issues involving partnerships and limited liability companies. Nelson has formed and advised nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations involved in a variety of charitable activities in connection with corporate transactions, acquisitions and combinations and strategic planning.

Nelson is the author of articles for the Tennessee Bar Journal, has published partnership entity and transaction forms, and participates in seminars and educational programming in the areas of his expertise, experience and practice.

If you are unable to reach Nelson, please contact one of his colleagues:



Jennifer G. Craig
D: 423.321.0490


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1966
B.A., with honors, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead-Cain Scholarship, 1963


Tennessee, 1966
U.S. Tax Court, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, 1971
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1968
Supreme Court Tennessee, 1966