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Howard Herndon leads the firm’s payments industry team. He has significant experience as an adviser to emerging businesses, private equity firms and venture capital investors. His legal practice primarily is focused on the electronic transaction industry. For over twenty years, he has represented both public and private payments companies in significant industry transactions with values ranging from $100 million to well over $1 billion. His widely recognized knowledge in the payments industry broadly encompasses mergers and acquisitions, deal-structuring, operations, compliance, and development of technologies that utilize data mining and analytics for actionable intelligence. While based in Nashville, his practice is national in scope, and he has been engaged in significant matters abroad.

Other Info About Howard


Law School

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1984

Undergraduate School 

Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Membership

Howard is licensed to practice in the following states:




Local & National Recognition

AV Rated 10 years

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships 

Electronic Transaction Association


Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations 

Former Chairman, Tennessee Arts Commission

Former member, Tennessee State Capitol Commission

Former Chairman and present member, Tennessee State Museum Foundation

Founding member and Treasurer, Tennessee Executive Residence Foundation