Don Moody is a healthcare attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office who advises dental and healthcare companies and private equity investors on complex merger and acquisition (M&A), private equity, and other corporate and healthcare transactions. Mr. Moody has served as lead or regulatory counsel in hundreds of healthcare and other dental support organization (DSO) formations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital financings and securities offerings, in a variety of healthcare sectors – including DSOs and dental groups, vision, dermatology, urology, women's health, gastrointestinal (GI), urgent care, surgery centers, revenue cycle management, healthcare IT, prison health and surgical assistants. He has also been a frequent speaker and representative of DSOs for more than 25 years.

He is known as an advocate for clients and has served as outside general counsel for several companies. Clients and colleagues appreciate his creative problem-solving and work ethic.


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Business, MBA
  • University of North Alabama, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, TBCA Revision Committee
  • American Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • American Health Law Association
  • Association of Dental Support Organizations
  • United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Outcome Based Investment Leadership Committee, Chair
  • Acappella Ministries, Board of Directors
  • University of Alabama School of Law Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Middle Tennessee Arabian Horse Association
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Corporate/M&A (Tennessee), 2014-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2013-2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012-2023
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014-2020
  • The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry, Incisal Edge
  • M&A Deal of the Year ($25-$50 million), Annual M&A Advisor Awards, 2013
  • Volunteer Review Team Member of the Year, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, 2009