Community banks, bank holding companies, institutional investors, REITs, investment advisors, and broker-dealers value Marlee Mitchell's counsel in critical matters involving regulatory compliance and capital-raising. Since the early days of her legal career at the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Marlee has focused on the financial services sector. Today, financial institutions rely on her insight into the ever-changing regulatory framework within which they operate.
Marlee strives to help clients solve difficult problems that are unique to the financial services industry, while never losing sight of her personal motto, "work hard and be kind." Facing the unprecedented challenges of the global financial crisis, clients rely on Marlee's experience, commitment, and personal approach to address both day-to-day issues and long-term strategic objectives.
Marlee's capital-raising and corporate law experience includes:
- Going-private transactions
- Investment fund formation
- Joint ventures
- Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
- Private placements
- Real estate securities offerings with an emphasis on public REITs and private real estate limited partnerships
- TARP/CPP financings
- Underwriting public securities offerings of equity and debt
Honors, Recognitions and Leadership
Marlee is ranked in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Banking & Finance: Regulatory. She is also recognized by Best Lawyers in the categories of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law. Additionally, the Nashville Business Journal named Marlee in its 2017 "Best of the Bar" listing and she has recently been named a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer." Marlee serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Pet Community Center. She previously served as an Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Inc. and as Chair of the Board of Directors of Historic Rugby, Inc.
Marlee is a fancier of dogs of all shapes and sizes. Marlee cheers loudly for the Nashville Predators, and she enjoys her time spent in historic Rugby, Tennessee. She is also a self-described "collector of old stuff," notably stock certificates and books.