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Whitney represents individuals and companies in a variety of business transactions, with a focus on business transactions and commercial real estate development. Her practice concentrates on general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and financing, entity formation and organizational document preparation and review, real estate development, and commercial lending.

Whitney joined McKenzie Laird in September 2015. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with a boutique litigation law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where she specialized in construction defect defense litigation for architects and engineers, and professional liability defense litigation for accountants and lawyers.

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • The Porch Writers’ Collective: Board of Directors, Treasurer (2015-present)
  • The PENCIL Foundation: Board of Directors, Intern (2017-2018)
  • Junior League of Nashville: Co-Chair, Mentoring Program Committee (2017-2018); Member (2014-present)
  • Arts & Business Council: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Speaking Engagements

  • Nashville Bar Association, Business Law Institute CLE (2017): Streamlining the M&A Due Diligence Process
  • Nashville Bar Association, Business Law Institute CLE (2016): Series LLCs in Tennessee


  • University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Accountancy (2009)
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (2012)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (2012)
  • Tennessee (2013)

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
    • Corporate Governance
    • Venture Capital, Mezzanine & Private Equity Financings
    • Entity Formation
    • Innovative Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
    • Development
    • Financing
    • Purchase & Sale Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Business Law Committee (2017, 2018)
    • Young Lawyers Division 
    • Board of Directors, Secretary (2015)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association