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William S. Solmson

Senior Counsel

P 901-537-1035 F 901-537-1010

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120

 

Billy Solmson is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, with a primary focus on advising privately owned businesses.

William S. Solmson

Location

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120

Representative Matters

  • Representation of the seller of a pharmaceutical service provider to a public company in a cash-out merger.
  • Representation of the buyer of a financial services provider sold through an auction process in a reverse subsidiary merger.
  • Representation of the seller of a retail grocery chain sold through an auction process to a private equity-owned strategic buyer.
  • Representation of a privately owned corporation in connection with the recapitalization of the corporation through a private equity firm; and subsequent representation of that corporation in connection with its purchase of a competitive retail chain.
  • Representation of the buyer in the strategic purchase of an industrial supply dealer in an asset acquisition.
  • Representation of the seller of an industrial manufacturing and distribution firm to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of the seller of a financial services corporation to a private equity group for cash and equity.
  • Representation of the asset seller of coal mining property to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of various venture capital investors, including with respect to a retail pet supply business, a manufacturer of industrial scanning equipment, a medical services provider and other businesses.

Honors

  Best Lawyers Generic Honors Logo Billy Solmson, SL

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law, 1993-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Memphis Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-2014)

Education

1967 - J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School

1964 - B.S. (Commerce), Washington & Lee University

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Associations

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Civic Involvement

  • Former Executive Committee and Board Member, Memphis Food Bank
  • Member, Advisory Committee for The Hugo Dixon Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ballet Memphis

Interests

  • Golf, Travel and Reading

Representative Matters

  • Representation of the seller of a pharmaceutical service provider to a public company in a cash-out merger.
  • Representation of the buyer of a financial services provider sold through an auction process in a reverse subsidiary merger.
  • Representation of the seller of a retail grocery chain sold through an auction process to a private equity-owned strategic buyer.
  • Representation of a privately owned corporation in connection with the recapitalization of the corporation through a private equity firm; and subsequent representation of that corporation in connection with its purchase of a competitive retail chain.
  • Representation of the buyer in the strategic purchase of an industrial supply dealer in an asset acquisition.
  • Representation of the seller of an industrial manufacturing and distribution firm to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of the seller of a financial services corporation to a private equity group for cash and equity.
  • Representation of the asset seller of coal mining property to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of various venture capital investors, including with respect to a retail pet supply business, a manufacturer of industrial scanning equipment, a medical services provider and other businesses.

Honors

  Best Lawyers Generic Honors Logo Billy Solmson, SL

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law, 1993-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Memphis Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-2014)

Education

1967 - J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School

1964 - B.S. (Commerce), Washington & Lee University

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Associations

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Civic Involvement

  • Former Executive Committee and Board Member, Memphis Food Bank
  • Member, Advisory Committee for The Hugo Dixon Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ballet Memphis

Interests

  • Golf, Travel and Reading
William S. Solmson