Chase Cole

Business and community leaders have turned to Chase Cole for advice and counsel throughout his distinguished legal career. Matching the entrepreneurial drive and commitment of clients in both the public and private sectors, Chase is known and respected for his creativity, insight, and determination to get things done.

Senior leadership and boards of directors in a wide range of industries—alternative energy, healthcare, financial services, sports and entertainment and others—seek Chase's counsel on corporate governance and compliance with the JOBS Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and NASDAQ and NYSE listing requirements. He also represents these companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings, and SEC reporting.

Chambers USA described Chase as "a leading figure in the market…famed for his work in public offerings." He has also been recognized for his experience in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers (2016-2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers), Business Tennessee, the Nashville Post, the Nashville Business Journal ("Best of the Bar" 2015) and other legal and business publications.


  • Member, Board of Directors, Steering Committee, Hospitality and Retail Practice Group
  • Member, American Bar Association Committees on Corporate Governance, Negotiated Acquisitions, Federal Regulation of Securities, Venture Capital and opinions
  • Chair, Board of Directors and Tennessee Chair, Society of International Business Fellows (Spirit of SIBF Award, 2014)
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Past Member, Tennessee Bar Association Corporate Law Revision Committee
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Former Chairman, Community Relations and Corporate and Commercial Practice Committees of the Nashville Bar Association
  • Chair, 2002 Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee Annual Campaign
  • Member, Dean's Council of the Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • Past Member, Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni Board
  • Past Member, Board of Directors of the Nashville Capital Network
  • Co-Chair, Host Committee ABA Section of Business Law 2005 Spring Meeting
  • Guest Lecturer on Public Offerings, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Entrepreneurship Program


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1979
  • A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

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Chase was an active member of the community effort to preserve the historic Belcourt Theatre which opened its doors in 1925 as a silent movie house. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of downtown Nashville, including professional sports and related facilities.