Practice Areas     



  • Vanderbilt Law School - JD 1975

  • Vanderbilt University - BE 1971

  • Montgomery Bell Academy



  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee

  • U.S. Court of Appealsfor the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. Tax Court


Seminar Presentations

  • Chapter 11 and Alternatives for Businesses in Financial Distress

  • Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Dealing with Companies Facing Bankruptcy or Insolvency

  • Business Insolvency in Tennessee: Exploring Bankruptcy Issues

  • Workout or Chapter 11: Legal Strategies for Overleveraged Businesses 

Memberships and Distinctions

  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Past Chair, Nashville Bar Association Corporate and Commercial Practice Committee

Elliott has restructured billions of dollars of debt and is among the most experienced Tennessee attorneys in the areas of business reorganization, bankruptcy, and distressed corporate transactions.


Elliott attended Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University where he was a starting pitcher for the varsity baseball team. He was also the first baseball player from either Montgomery Bell Academy or Vanderbilt to be drafted by a major league baseball team. Following two years of professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Elliott returned to Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was the Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. After graduation, Elliott served as law clerk to Chief Judge Harry Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Over the last thirty years, Elliott has been affiliated with several large regional law firms. Earlier in his career, he served for several years as Senior Counsel for the Hospital Corporation of America, concentrating in mergers, acquisitions, financing and securities regulation. Elliott has founded, operated and financed businesses in the real estate development, retail, oil and gas, and restaurant industries, and he has reorganized businesses in over sixty separate industries.


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