Van East represents clients on matters involving closely held business entities, including formations, conversions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as restructuring ownership and control. He has represented clients in purchasing and selling a variety of businesses, including home-building, real estate development, manufacturing, and restaurant entities. Van routinely organizes limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships for a variety of business purposes, including preparation of buy-sell, employment, and noncompetition agreements.
His practice also includes extensive work in commercial real estate. He represents clients in purchasing, financing, leasing and selling commercial properties, from shopping centers and office buildings to restaurants and vacant land.
Van is a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and current member of the executive council of the Business Law section of the Tennessee Bar Association. In his role with the TBA, Van participated in drafting the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act, as well as other legislation involving Tennessee’s business entity statutes.