Walker W. Kinney











Walker joined James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP as an associate in the winter of 2017.

Walker is originally from La Grange, Tennessee. He graduated cum laude from Furman University with a B.A. in History in 2012. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2015 with a concentration in Business Transactions. While attending law school, he served as the Managing Editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and participated on the school’s Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team.

Prior to joining the firm, Walker practiced in Knoxville where he gained a broad array of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as other corporate transactions. 

Walker enjoys playing golf and is an avid sports fan. Walker currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Represented the shareholders of a general contractor in a $30 million merger with a strategic buyer.
  • Represented a joint venture in the energy space in its $965 million majority recapitalization with a West coast equity firm.
  • Represented the shareholders of a premier specialty foods manufacturer in its $56 million stock sale to an East coast private equity firm.
  • Represented the buyer in a $50 million acquisition of a pipeline and utility service company.
  • Represented the owners of an overhead roll-up door manufacturer in a $30 million stock sale.
  • Represented the owners of an IT staffing company in a $15 million asset sale.
  • Represented the owners of a hardwood flooring manufacturer in the acquisition of multiple manufacturing facilities from a global flooring provider.

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
  • Furman University (B.A., History, cum laude, 2012)


  • Georgia, 2016
  • Tennessee, 2015

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Radiah Allen
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 404.997.7507

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