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Rhys is Co-Leader of his firm's national M&A Group and has been selected by his peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer® in Mergers & Acquisitions and for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite.  He focuses on the buying and selling of private companies.

Experience includes: 30+ years as an Atlanta M&A attorney, including 100+ M&A transactions; LL.M. in Taxation; Senior VP and General Counsel to a private equity group; President of a private company; Director of a public company; Member of Vistage International since 1996.  For more information, you can view his full bio at or at

Rhys currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Opera and is a past member of the Board of CURE Childhood Cancer, Inc.

Rhys earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Emory University School of Law in 1985. He earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. While in law school, he was named to the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi, and served on the Editorial Board and as a Senior Editor of the Georgia Law Review. Rhys earned an A.B. degree from Duke University in 1976, where he was an A.J. Fletcher Scholar and a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.

© 2016 Rhys T. Wilson, Esq. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertisement. This page is for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal representation.


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  1. M & A: 100%
    34 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($775/hour)

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Nelson Mullins

201 17th St. NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA, 30363-1099


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in America©Best Lawyers®2015
Georgia M&A Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
RecognizedMarquis Who's Who in AmericaN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner & Co-Leader M&A Practice GroupNelson Mullins2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Professional organizations and associationsMember2003 - Present
Association for Corporate GrowthMember1996 - Present
Vistage InternationalCEO Group Member1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
On Assignment sells its physician staffing subsidiary for $123 millionDivestiture of a subsidiary by a public company
Continuous Health Assets Sold to Hodges-MaceAsset Sale of Software Company to a Private-Equity Backed Strategic Buyer
Riverside Manufacturing sells its operating assets to private-equity backed strategic buyerAsset Sale to Strategic Buyer
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Publication nameTitleDate
Amazon.comWhy Buyers Prefer Taxable Asset Purchases and What this Means for Your M&A Transaction2012
Deal Points (ABA Negotiated Acquisitions Committee)Roll-Ups and Other Consolidation PlaysN/A
Vistage VoiceIs Your Industry Ripe for a Roll-Up?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1985
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Duke UniversityPublic Policy StudiesA.B.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nov. 2013 Virtualboard MeetingHow to Get the Top Price for Your Business2013
2013 Vistage Atlanta All-City EventGetting Yours: What To Do Now To Maximize Your Business Value Upon Exit2013
2013 CEO Strategy SummitDeath & Taxes: the Post-Election Outlook for Income and Estate Taxes2013
2012 CEO Strategy SummitIs 2012 the Year to Sell Your Business? Tax Considerations2012
2011 CEO Strategy SummitThe New Georgia Non-Compete Law2011
2010 CEO Strategy SummitExit Planning: Tax Considerations2010
The Art of the Deal: Mergers & AcquisitionsUnderstanding Accounting Principles, Financial Statements and Business Valuation in M&A Transactions2009
Client Lunch BriefingBusiness Exit & Succession Planning2009
2009 CEO Strategy SummitHow to Increase the Value of Your Business2009
Client Lunch BriefingHow to Negotiate the Purchase or Sale of a Business2008
CEO MeetingEntrepreneur to Millionaire2008
Business BuildersReducing the Risk & Increasing the Value of Your Business2008
2008 CEO Strategy SummitHow to Reduce the Risk — and Increase the Value -- of Your Business2008
Atlanta CEO SummitHow to Reduce the Risk - and Increase the Value - of Your Business2007
Atlanta CEO SummitHow to Exit Your Business Successfully2006
GSU Society of EntrepreneursMoving from No-Man’s Land to the Promised Land — How to Reduce Investor and Lender Risk2005
Atlanta CEO SummitHow to Negotiate the Purchase or Sale of a Business2005
Atlanta CEO SummitTip and Tactics in M&A Transactions2004
Atlanta CEO SummitProtecting Your Company’s “Crown Jewels”2003
Atlanta CEO SummitExit Strategies for Your Business2002