Tyler Hand is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Chattanooga office. Whether buyer or seller, clients benefit from his blend of efficiency and creativity in structuring complex business transactions with an eye toward short- and long-term tax implications. Known for his ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams in complex corporate transactions, Mr. Hand develops innovative solutions with a collaborative approach to deal-making that ensures parties on both sides reach comfort levels with respect to deal terms and risk allocation.

With graduate degrees in business administration and taxation, Mr. Hand is a trusted advisor to sponsors and investors that value his unique combination of legal, tax and business experience in fund formation activities involving private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Additionally, fund managers and investment advisors rely on Mr. Hand for his operational insight into ever-shifting financial and securities regulations and his experience with equity and debt offerings, financing and other capital market transactions.

Mr. Hand serves as outside general counsel to a number of closely held and family-owned businesses which he advises on general business and operational matters. His outside GC experience ranges from startups to more established enterprises, and includes advice on state and federal tax matters. He also has significant experience representing tax-exempt organizations in federal and state qualification and operational matters.

Mr. Hands's representative matters include:

  • Represented EmVenio Research Inc., the largest provider of community-based clinical trial sites served with mobile research units, in its sale to PCM Trials, the largest independent mobile research nurse visit provider for decentralized clinical trials


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D.
  • Samford University, MBA
  • Samford University, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, President, 2015-2016
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • MA Deal Strategies, Chapter Author, 2015 ed.