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Martin S. Brown, Jr.

Of Counsel

Martin Brown, Jr. joined Adams and Reese in 1994 and primarily represents privately held businesses and their owners. His experience includes complex business transactions such as the licensing of intellectual property, international commerce, mergers and acquisitions and estate planning matters, including private foundation administration. He also advises on the private placement of securities and the implementation of stock option plans for employees.

His notable accomplishments include:

  • Service on the Board of Directors of Brown-Forman Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, for 10 years.
  • Listings in Best Lawyers® in Corporate Law and selection in "Best of the Bar,” as published by the Nashville Business Journal.
  • Service as law clerk for Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Martin is a trustee of Montgomery Bell Academy, and a director of Nashville Public Radio and the Land Trust for Tennessee. Martin has served as a trustee of the Nature Conservancy- Tennessee chapter, and as a director of Nashville Public Television. He is a former director of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, a regional planning organization, and of Centerstone Mental Health Center, the 10th largest behavioral health provider in the nation. He is a member of the Economic Club of Nashville and the Nashville Capital Network. Within the firm, Martin has served as the HUGS and CARE coordinator in Nashville and has served on the firm's Recruiting Committee.