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Chris Sloan

Baker Donelson
Greater Nashville Area, TN
Chris Sloan is chair of Baker Donelson’s Emerging Companies Group in the Firm’s Nashville office. He focuses his practice on start-ups and other emerging businesses, as well as handles complex software and other IT transactions for both small and large companies alike.

Sloan helps many early-stage, high-growth businesses with business planning and formation, venture capital funding, drafting and negotiating vendor and customer agreements, strategic contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property (IP) protection and other general business law and IP law issues. He often serves as outside general counsel for these type of companies.

Sloan also regularly represents both technology and brick-and-mortar clients in connection with software, IT and other vendor contract negotiations, including software and health care IT transactions valued as high as $100 million. Sloan takes pride in providing his clients with practical, cost-effective advice tailored for each client's unique business objectives. He’s actively involved in the technology and entrepreneur communities in Nashville and beyond as a frequent author, speaker, board member and community leader.