Beth E. Vessel

Clients rely on Beth Vessel to advise them on antitrust law related to due diligence issues, and pre- and post-transaction conduct. She regularly handles the drafting of private placement memorandums, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, primarily in the healthcare industry.

Focusing extensively on physician and provider joint ventures, Beth knows how to structure and negotiate deals. She is also the firm's "go to" person for antitrust law. She has assisted clients with numerous pre-merger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Client interaction and structuring creative solutions to complex problems are what Beth values most about her work.

Clients from the following areas call upon Beth for her advice and counsel:

  • Hospitals
  • Surgery centers
  • Diagnostic imaging / oncology
  • Behavioral health
  • Institutional pharmacy
  • Long term care

Beth also advises banks, bank holding companies, and other financial institutions regarding state and federal regulatory requirements. Her experience includes reviewing indentures and security documents, and advising national financial institutions engaged in secured debt offerings.


  • Counsel representing seven different companies in connection with ambulatory surgery center acquisitions and syndications
  • Counsel representing four different cancer center companies in connection with acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Counsel representing local company in its acquisition by a publicly traded corporation
  • Counsel advising national publicly traded healthcare provider in acquisition of IT company
  • Counsel advising publicly traded company in subsidiary restructuring
  • Counsel representing numerous companies with respect to Hart-Scott-Rodino filing


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association


  • J.D., with honors, University of Chicago, 1994
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1991, Phi Beta Kappa

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  • Tennessee

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When Beth isn't practicing law, she enjoys movies, reading biographies and going to Vanderbilt baseball games. Beth is married with two young daughters.