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Christopher M. Was - Nashville, TN

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place150 3rd Avenue SouthSuite 1600 Nashville, TN 37201

Updated: 07/20/2012

Nashville Data Security and Privacy Lawyer

About Christopher M. Was

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Estate Administration/Probate
  • Estate/Trust Fiduciary Litigation
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Taxation of Businesses
  • Wealth Transfer Planning (Domestic)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Tennessee, 1983
  • Virginia, 1973

Other Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Association (Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • How to Keep RAC on Track and in Bounds, Medical Group Management Association of Mississippi, November, - 2009
  • RAC Attack- Are You Ready?, Tennessee Medical Group Management Association, September, - 2009
  • Reorganizations and Affiliations of Exempt Organizations, National Business Institute Webinar, September 1, 2010 - Present
  • Reorganizations and Affiliations of Exempt Organizations, TSCPA, March 1, 2012 - Present
  • Reorganizations and Affiliations of Exempt Organizations, Aging Services of Washington Partnership Summit, April 1, 2010 - Present

Past Positions

  • Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Trial Attorney, 1974 - 1977
  • United States Department of Energy, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, 1980 - 1983
  • Board of Zoning Appeals, Oak Hill, Tennessee, Member, 1985 - 2001
  • Represents the largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in the country, with operations in Tennessee and Indiana
  • Advises numerous nonprofit behavioral health providers in Tennessee with respect to managed care contracting, Medicaid Program and compliance matters.
  • Advises numerous nonprofit clients regarding federal exempt organization tax law and general nonprofit corporate law issues.
  • Advises healthcare clients with respect to antitrust compliance.
  • Handles federal and Tennessee State tax law controversies for a variety of clients
  • Advised several exempt organizations with respect to reorganization of their corporate structures to pursue long term strategic goals.
  • Handled the defense of False Claims Act prosecutions brought by federal and state governmental authorities against healthcare providers.
  • Represented numerous providers in managed care contract negotiations and payment disputes with managed care organizations and other payers.
  • Advises clients with respect to estate planning matters


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1973
    Law Review: William and Mary Law Review, Member
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1983
    Major: Taxation
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1970


Published Works

  • “Managed Care Contracting from the Provider’s Perspective,”, TAHC Annual Conference , April , 2012
  • How to Keep RAC on Track and in Bounds,”, Medical Group Management Association of Mississippi, November , 2009
  • “RAC Attack- Are You Ready?,”, TN Medical Group Management Association , September, 2009

Office Information


The Pinnacle at Symphony Place150 3rd Avenue SouthSuite 1600 Nashville, TN 37201


  • (615) 651-6701

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