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Tom Sherrard is a founding member of Sherrard & Roe. His legal practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate and securities law and commercial law. He serves as general outside counsel for both public and private corporations and advises those clients on a broad range of corporate and securities law issues


  • 150 Third Avenue South, Suite 1100
    Nashville, TN 37201


  • Duke University, B.A. History, graduated 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association


  • Canby Robinson Foundation - Member
  • Center for Nonprofit Management Board of Directors - Past Chairman
  • Leadership Nashville - Trustee & Past President
  • Nashville Alliance for Public Education - Founding Chairman
  • Nashville Bar Association - President
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce/Partnership 2020 - Foundaing Chairman
  • Nashville's Agenda Steering Committee - Chairman
  • YMCA Foundation Board of Directors - Member

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

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Special Focus

  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Securities
  • Transactions


  • Easter Seals of Tennessee 2014 Nashvillian of the Year
  • Nashville Post's 2014 In Charge List of Community Leaders

Selected Experience

Served as general counsel to large hotel and entertainment corporation; addressed all corporate governance matters and led teams in acquisitions and dispositions of assets, structured financings and securities regulation compliance Served as outside corporate counsel to publicly-traded publishing corporation in connection with general corporate matters, securities regulation compliance and negotiation and consummation of going-private transaction Served as lead counsel in more than 50 M&A transactions over the past 20 years representing both purchasers and sellers Served as outside corporate counsel to the Nashville Predators Served as corporate counsel to numerous private companies Served as bond counsel and issuer’s counsel on more than $4 billion in taxable industrial revenue bond issues over the past 25 years

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