Louann P. Smith, of counsel in the Chattanooga office, concentrates her practice in acquisitions and sales of businesses, business planning and organization and general business transactions.
Ms. Smith has experience as lead counsel on numerous complex transactions, including sales and acquisitions of businesses in the mining and quarry industry, water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems, manufacturing businesses and financially troubled businesses. Her experience includes the financing and real estate aspects of these transactions and the analysis and resolution of zoning and permitting issues. She has assisted businesses in obtaining PILOT agreements and other tax incentives from municipalities, counties and states. She has assisted businesses in the successful negotiation of many different kinds of contracts, including mineral leases, easement and access agreements, various provider and service agreements and manufacturing and product sales agreements.
Ms. Smith has also served in various roles on tax-exempt private activity bond transactions and 501(c)(3) bond transactions, including bond counsel, borrower's counsel and letter of credit bank counsel.