William Kent advises privately held companies, long-term holding companies, private equity sponsors and venture capital firms in a broad range of transactional, corporate and securities matters. From mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions to general corporate matters, Mr. Kent has closed transactions ranging from a few hundred thousand to multi-billion dollars. Clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology, hospitality and retail sectors value his counsel on both strategic and operational matters.

His practice involves:

  • representing sellers and buyers in both public and private company transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.
  • advising companies in a broad range of general corporate matters including commercial contract negotiation, equity transactions and general business matters.
  • representing both private and publicly-traded companies on a variety of corporate governance, securities issuances and securities regulation matters.
  • assisting founders in formation and negotiation of long-term holding companies and subsequent mergers and acquisitions.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, MBA
  • University of Georgia, BBA, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • American Health Law Association
  • University of Georgia Alumni Association
  • Georgia Bulldog Club
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Securities Regulation, 2023
  • Securities Regulation, 2023