Martin S. Brown , Jr. - Adams and Reese LLP

Martin S. Brown , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Martin Brown, Jr. joined Adams and Reese in 1994 and primarily represents privately held businesses and their owners. His experience includes complex business transactions such as the licensing of intellectual property, international commerce, mergers and acquisitions and estate planning matters, including private foundation administration. He also advises on the private placement of securities and the implementation of stock option plans for employees.


His notable accomplishments include:

  • Service on the Board of Directors of Brown-Forman Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, since 2006.
  • Listings in Best Lawyers® in Corporate Law and selection in "Best of the Bar,” as published by the Nashville Business Journal.  
  • Service as law clerk for Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Martin is a trustee of Montgomery Bell Academy and a director of the Land Trust for Tennessee.  Martin has served as a trustee of the Nature Conservancy- Tennessee chapter, and as a director of Nashville Public Television. He is a former director of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, a regional planning organization, and of Centerstone Mental Health Center, the 10th largest behavioral health provider in the nation. He is a member of the Economic Club of Nashville and the Nashville Capital Network. Within the firm, Martin is the HUGS and CARE coordinator in Nashville and has served on the firm's Recruiting Committee. 

Yale UniversityBA 1986Vanderbilt University
Nashville Capital NetworkEconomic Club of Nashville Brown-Forman Corporation, Board of Directors American Bar Association Tennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar Association

Office Location

Fifth Third Center, Suite 2700
424 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Biotechnology, Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, Securities)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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