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Rhys Wilson is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Co-Chair of its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He helps clients buy and sell private businesses and divest subsidiaries and divisions. He is known for his skill in structuring transactions to maximize after-tax proceeds.

His 35+ years of experience include over 150 M&A transactions, three years as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel to a private equity group, and two years as a Public Company Director and as President of a private healthcare staffing company.

He is a Vistage International Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and the founder of the annual CEO Strategy Summit. Rhys also gives back to the community by serving as Board Chair of The Atlanta Opera and as an active supporter of CURE Childhood Cancer and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

© 2022 Rhys T. Wilson, Esq. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertisement. This page is for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal representation.

Location

  • Atlantic Station, Suite 1700
    201 Seventeenth Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30363

Education

  • Emory University , LL.M. in Taxation, graduated 1985
  • University of Georgia , J.D., graduated 1979
  • Duke University, A.B. in Public Policy Studies & Political Science, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, M&A Market Trends Subcommittee
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Member
  • The Atlanta Opera, Inc. - Board Chair
  • Vistage International - CE Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Since 2015)
  • Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
  • The Legal 500 – M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A – Middle Market (sub-$500 million) (Since 2016)Recommendation of Rhys Wilson
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated (since 1984)

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