W. Wells Beckett III

Wells Beckett assists privately held and publicly traded companies across a variety of industries with corporate and business matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities.  Wells has successfully represented healthcare providers, manufacturers and other clients in a range of transactions, including:

  • Hospital acquisitions and dispositions
  • Healthcare IT company mergers
  • Health system joint ventures
  • Debt and equity securities offerings
  • Private equity and venture capital investments

Additionally, healthcare providers, manufacturers, retailers and other clients rely on Wells for guidance with information technology matters, including:

  • Data privacy and security issues
  • Mobile app development
  • Mobile device management
  • Email security and spam filtering
  • Health information systems license agreements
  • Terms of service and privacy policies
  • Cloud technology license and service agreements

Wells strives to offer practical advice that enables clients to accomplish their goals efficiently while minimizing risks and maximizing business opportunities. 


Representative matters include:

  • Associate counsel to manufacturer of consumer goods in a $230 million private equity investment 
  • Associate counsel on $135 million sale of a healthcare information technology company
  • Associate counsel on $30 million health system joint venture
  • Associate counsel on $125 million multi-hospital acquisition
  • Associate counsel on $95 million acquisition of a home healthcare company
  • Associate counsel on $850 million sale of a leading revenue cycle management company
  • Associate counsel on $300 million public stock offering
  • Associate counsel on $150 million debt exchange offer
  • Associate counsel to two publicly traded healthcare companies providing guidance with periodic SEC filings and corporate governance
  • Associate counsel representing a private equity fund investing in a medical device manufacturer
  • Associate counsel representing a leading manufacturer and retailer of consumer goods in negotiations of IT license and service agreements


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


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2013
    • Certificate of Concentration in Business Transactions
    • Student Materials Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Chairman, Sports and Entertainment Law Society
    • Founding Chairman, Metamorphosis CLE Conference
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Belmont University, 2010
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

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  • Tennessee

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Growing up along the Tennessee River, Wells is an avid fisherman and spends much of his spare time exploring the streams and lakes of Tennessee and Alabama. Wells enjoys backpacking, kayaking and jogging with his wife, Kate, and their dogs. Both Wells and Kate are musicians, so one of their favorite weekend activities is playing music with their friends.