William S. Solmson

Senior Counsel

P 901-537-1035

F 901-537-1010


6070 Poplar Avenue

Suite 300

Memphis, TN 38119

Billy Solmson is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, with a primary focus on advising privately owned businesses.

  • Representative Matters 
    • Representation of the seller of a pharmaceutical service provider to a public company in a cash-out merger.
    • Representation of the buyer of a financial services provider sold through an auction process in a reverse subsidiary merger.
    • Representation of the seller of a retail grocery chain sold through an auction process to a private equity-owned strategic buyer.
    • Representation of a privately owned corporation in connection with the recapitalization of the corporation through a private equity firm; and subsequent representation of that corporation in connection with its purchase of a competitive retail chain.
    • Representation of the buyer in the strategic purchase of an industrial supply dealer in an asset acquisition.
    • Representation of the seller of an industrial manufacturing and distribution firm to a strategic buyer.
    • Representation of the seller of a financial services corporation to a private equity group for cash and equity.
    • Representation of the asset seller of coal mining property to a strategic buyer.
    • Representation of various venture capital investors, including with respect to a retail pet supply business, a manufacturer of industrial scanning equipment, a medical services provider and other businesses.
  • Honors 


    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law, 1993-2018
    • Best Lawyers® 2013 Memphis Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
    • Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-2014)
  • Education 

    1967 - J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School

    1964 - B.S. (Commerce), Washington & Lee University

  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation
    • Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Admissions 
    • Tennessee
  • Civic Involvement 
    • Former Executive Committee and Board Member, Memphis Food Bank
    • Member, Advisory Committee for The Hugo Dixon Foundation
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Ballet Memphis
  • Interests 
    • Golf, Travel and Reading