Alexander Davie

CONTACT INFORMATION

150 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 1850
Nashville, TN 37219

615.690.4402
criggs@riggsdavie.com


PRACTICE AREAS

Business Law

Corporate & Securities

Startup & Venture Capital

Estate Planning & Administration


EDUCATION

Brandeis School of Law (University of Louisville), J.D., graduated with honors

University of Tennessee, B.S., Finance


BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee

Kentucky

Casey Riggs is a corporate and business attorney who represents companies of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, and in all stages of the business life cycle, from entity formation through an exit event. Casey also represents many of his clients in estate planning and administration.


EXPERIENCE

Casey formerly worked at the regional law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP where he was a partner. He co-founded Riggs Davie PLC in the spring of 2012 after nine years with Wyatt. Prior to practicing law, Casey worked for Mercer Human Resource Consulting for five years as a consultant on executive benefits and compensation matters and for two years with First American National Bank.


REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

Sale of Business – Successfully negotiated, handled, and closed a $9.5M sale of a closely-held service business to a larger, private-equity-backed competitor

Acquisition of Business – Represented an equipment sales and leasing company in an acquisition of a similar business valued at approximately $5M

Venture Capital/Securities – Successfully led and closed multiple rounds of private equity and/or debt offerings from angel and private equity/venture capital investors for a large retail financial services chain and for a business in the health care consulting and software space

M&A; Contracts – Negotiated and handled numerous matters for a nationwide distributor of tanning and similar products, including negotiation of distributorship agreements, lease agreements, credit facilities, and acquisitions of two competing businesses

Equity Compensation – Developed, drafted, and assisted several clients with implementation of stock option and restricted plans, “profits interest” plans, retention bonus plans, and other deferred compensation vehicles

Employment Agreements – Negotiated numerous employment, noncompetition, non-solicitation and similar agreements for both employers and employees

Startup Work – Helped many startups with entity formation (usually corporations or limited liability companies) and drafted related shareholder or operating agreements

Disputes - Helped many clients resolve and settle disputes with partners, vendors, and other third parties without litigation

Real Estate/Leasing – Represented a rapidly expanding retail business in negotiation of leases, subleases, and or purchases followed by sale/leaseback transactions for approximately 20 new locations

Bank Financing – Represented a borrower in connection with obtaining senior bank financing totaling approximately $15M

Disputes – Helped many clients resolve and settle disputes with partners, vendors, and other third parties without litigation

Estate Planning – Created and drafted hundreds of estate plans for various clients, ranging from young families with children to wealthy families facing estate and gift taxes (See our Estate Planning & Administration page for more information)

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Casey is a frequent contributor to the Strictly Business Law Blog where he has written extensively on legal topics of interest to his business clients. Casey and his partner, Alex, spoke at a national seminar on due diligence in business acquisitions in July 2013. Casey spoke to the Estate Planning Council in the fall of 2013 on estate planning for estates of less than $10 million.


MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Nashville Bar Association, Member

Tennessee Bar Association, Member

CFA Institute, Member (earned CFA designation in fall of 2000)

Estate Planning Council, Board of Directors