G. Scott Rayson

When it comes to the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate relocations, securities, finance, and health law, companies depend on Scott Rayson for his in-depth knowledge and experience. Scott focuses his practice primarily on the acquisitions and divestiture of businesses, including hospitals and other healthcare businesses.

With extensive experience in negotiating and implementing tax incentives for companies wishing to relocate or develop new facilities, Scott has worked with some of the largest publicly traded and privately held companies across all industries. These representative facilities include:

  • Corporate headquarters
  • Hospital and other healthcare facilities
  • Major manufacturing facilities
  • Professional sports franchises

Scott has also worked with clients on matters that include joint ventures between proprietary and tax exempt organizations. Recently, he served as lead counsel in the acquisition of a hospital by a joint venture between an investor-owned hospital company and a university medical center.

A natural leader, Scott has been a speaker at seminars sponsored by both the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association regarding various business transactions among healthcare organizations. Chambers USA recognizes Scott as a leader in Healthcare work and Best Lawyers recognizes Scott's experience in M&A, Corporate and Healthcare law. And most recently Scott has been named a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer."


  • Senior Counsel representing investor-owned hospital companies on the purchase and sale of multiple hospitals across the United States
  • Senior Counsel representing a publicly traded healthcare provider on multiple transactional deals
  • Senior Counsel negotiating and implementing incentive tax packages related to the relocation of the North American headquarters of an automobile manufacturer, the relocation of the headquarters of a publicly traded healthcare company and the greenfield development of manufacturing facilities


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member, Health Law Sections of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University, 1981
    • Washington and Lee Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 1978

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  • Tennessee

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If Scott were not practicing law, he would be an architect. He likes to "tinker" and invent things, outside of the office. He and his wife enjoy attending all of the various activities of their children, which include, lacrosse, artistry, plays and performances.