Jay Nixon offers clients a down-to-earth, personal approach. From small companies needing big-picture advice, to publicly traded corporations involved in transformative transactions, clients value his ability to understand their needs and respond with timely and practical counsel.

Healthcare organizations, manufacturers, technology companies and others seek his assistance in areas such as:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • securities offerings and compliance
  • corporate governance
  • private equity transactions
  • joint venture transactions

Boards of directors and board committees rely on him for strategic advice and counsel regarding corporate and securities issues, including acquisitions, offerings, governance, public company disclosure and periodic reporting requirements, Section 16 compliance, insider trading and strategic analysis.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Health Law Sections
  • American Health Law Association
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A (Tennessee), 2017-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, 2015-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Lawyer of the Year - Commercial Transactions / UCC Law (Nashville), 2021