Law firm Stites & Harbison has added attorneys Martin Simmons, John Wingo and Nicolo Davidson to its Nashville office.
Simmons comes to Stites from Frost Brown Todd, where he had been of counsel. He has more than 40 years of banking law experience and was, among other things, general counsel and corporate secretary of First American Corp. during the 1990s. He will serve as counsel to Stites' real estate and banking group. As chairman of the Lawyers Committee of the American Bankers Insurance Association, he helped craft the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act on Financial Modernization in the late 1990s.
Wingo also is joining Stites from Frost Brown Todd, where he was member-in-charge. He has 15 years of experience and handles defense work in commercial litigation for banks and insurers. He also was associate GC at AmSouth Bank, the buyer of First American.
Davidson is an intellectual property attorney with a background in chemical engineering. He last year launched an intellectual law practice after graduation and has joined the IP and technology group at Stites.
“Martin and John are well-respected attorneys in the Middle Tennessee legal community and great additions to our team,” said Stephen Price, office executive of the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison. “Nicolo’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for intellectual property protection will be an asset for our growing practice here in the Nashville office and firm-wide.”
Stites' downtown offices is home to more than 40 attorneys. The firm, which last month named Stephen Price its new office executive member , also recruited another attorney from Frost Brown Todd late last year .