• Anne Sumpter Arney


    Nashville City Center
    511 Union Street - Suite 1600
    Nashville, TN 37219

    P: (615) 238-6360
    F: (615) 687-2764

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Anne Sumpter Arney has more than 30 years of experience working with many Nashville healthcare companies and medical professionals. She advises her healthcare clients on business law and transactional issues, as well as assisting them in navigating ever changing healthcare laws and regulations. In order to help medical professionals stay informed on a variety of legal concerns, Anne publishes a newsletter entitled “Physicians’ Legal Update.” In addition to her health law practice, Anne advises both healthcare and non-healthcare entrepreneurs on how to start, grow, operate, and sell their businesses.


  • Analyzing regulatory issues affecting the operation of healthcare providers and the structuring of healthcare joint ventures.
  • Assisting medical professionals and their practices in forming professional business entities, reviewing and negotiating contracts and regulatory compliance.
  • Representing businesses in sophisticated transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and equity placements or redemptions.
  • Preparing and filing Certificate of Need applications.
  • Negotiating a variety of healthcare provider contracts.
  • Assisting clients in forming or unwinding businesses, practices and management relationships, and resolving a variety of operation issues.

Professional Recognition and Activities


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • AV© Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Health Care Heroes, Nashville Business Journal, 2014
  • Women to Watch, Nashville Medical News, 2014
  • InCharge Healthcare List, Nashville Medical News, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal, 2015, 2016


  • American Bar Association: Section on Health Law
  • American Health Lawyers Association: Physician Organization Practice Group
  • Lawyers Association for Women: Past President
  • Nashville Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Nashville Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Association: Health Law Section
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Past Member of the IOLTA Grant Committee

Community Involvement

  • Tennessee Board of Medical Examiner’s Committee on Physician’s Assistants: Citizen Member
  • Green Hills Rotary Club: Past President
  • Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program: Past Member of the Board of Directors
  • Nashville Arts Commission: Past Member of the Grant Committee
  • Outlook Nashville, Inc.: Past President of the Board of Directors


Anne is a frequent guest speaker on healthcare and corporate law-related topics for industry and professional associations.

Published Articles

  • “Access to Care & Physician Extenders,” Nashville Medical News
  • “The High Cost of Failing to Comply with HIPAA,” Nashville Medical News
  • “Third Circuit Addresses Hospital Contract with Hospital Based Physicians Group,” Physician Organizations Newsletter of the American Health Lawyers Association
  • “HIPAA: What It Stands For and a Little More,” The Nashville Bar Journal
  • “Letters of Intent in Buying and Selling a Business,” The Nashville Business Journal
  • “Fraud Alert: Hospital Incentives to Physicians,” Nashville Medical News
  • “Buying a Medical Practice,” Nashville Medical News

About Anne

A third-generation lawyer and active community leader, Anne represents businesses and healthcare professionals in a variety of corporate, operational, and regulatory matters.

Practice Areas


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1982

Bone McAllester Norton
511 Union Street Suite 1600
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
615-238-6300 phone law life passion
615-238-6301 fax


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