Nashville, TN (November 1, 2022)Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that health care transactional, insolvency, and restructuring attorney, and former Waller Chairman, John C. Tishler has joined as a Member of the Firm in Nashville, Tennessee. A growth-focused, seasoned law firm leader with deep connections to and throughout the Southeast, John will serve as a strategic advisor to further grow the firm’s presence in the area and meet the multidisciplinary needs of health care clients nationally.

“In John Tishler, EBG gains an attorney of the highest caliber with an outstanding and deserved reputation for pragmatic excellence and dedication to his clients,” said Mark E. Lutes, Chair of EBG’s Board of Directors. “His lifelong commitment to Nashville and greater Tennessee is a perfect fit for our Nashville office, and John’s ability to listen to the needs of clients and align EBG’s myriad resources to provide strong solutions will be a tremendous asset to our client base.”

John also brings more than 30 years of experience facilitating complex strategic transactions for hospitals, health systems, and health care companies, and their financial advisors and lenders. He counsels both creditors and debtors in high-value bankruptcy proceedings, with a strong focus on clients in the health care industry. He served as Waller’s Chairman from 2008 to 2014.

“Epstein Becker Green’s national footprint combined with its intentional focus within the health care industry presents an opportunity to work closely with health care regulatory lawyers nationwide—with an established and respected presence in Washington, D.C and roots in New York—who are perfectly suited to assist in navigating regulatory and policy issues,” said Tishler. “Plus, the opportunity to rejoin some of my former colleagues in a new and vibrant context, serve as an EBG ambassador in Nashville, and help further communicate EBG’s value proposition nationwide, was one I could not leave on the table.”

An ardent pro bono advocate with deep compassion for others, John has been listed on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Pro Bono Honor Roll eight times. He was recently honored by the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) as a 2022 Hall of Fame Honoree for his efforts to help TJC clients and for having served on TJC’s Board of Directors. He has also served as the Campaign Chair for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ annual Campaign for Equal Justice. He currently serves on the board of directors of Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, is chairman of the Belmont College of Law Advisory Board and will begin a term as chairman of the Elsine Katz Foundation in January 2023.

Nashville’s role as a premier health care industry leader and one of the fastest-growing economic centers in the United States has made it a crucial destination for EBG and its 50 years of experience in health care, life sciences, employment law, and litigation. John’s addition comes after the Firm announced earlier this year the establishment of its health care construction practice, which includes several former Waller attorneys, and after the addition of employment litigator M. Carter DeLorme from Jones Day. The firm’s growing Nashville and Southeast presence has necessitated a relocation to 1222 Demonbreun in the Gulch.

“It’s important that our team in Nashville grows as fast as Nashville itself, and reuniting with John Tishler is a key component of that strategy,” said Christopher S. Dunn, a Member of the Firm at EBG and leader of EBG’s health care construction team. “From collaborating with John for over 20 years, I know that his standard for excellence and insistence on serving the community, along with his dedication to mentoring the next generation of legal talent, is an absolute match for EBG’s Nashville office and the firm overall.”

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence.  For more information, visit

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