Elkins and Shepard Admitted as Members of the Firm

January 04, 2017

Miller & Martin is pleased to announce the admission of Douglas Elkins and Elisabeth Shepard as members effective January 1, 2017.

Doug Elkins, based in the firm’s Chattanooga office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Elkins focuses his practice in the area of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and general business representation. His practice largely surrounds international and domestic merger and acquisition transactions and private equity, including representation of strategic acquirers, sellers, private equity funds and management funds. He also has been involved in a number of significant acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, syndications and other transactional matters in the healthcare industry. Mr. Elkins graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law and received his undergraduate degree in History from Davidson College.

Elisabeth (Lis) Shepard is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and is based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Shepard's broad combination of legal experience allows her to provide strategic counsel to her clients in order to collaboratively build their businesses. She practices in the areas of intellectual property/technology law, corporate law, franchise/distribution law and labor and employment law. Ms. Shepard also is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Ms. Shepard graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Emory University. She has earned accolades for her practice including selection to Georgia Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite and the Georgia Super Lawyers® 2015-2016 Rising Stars lists.

Both Shepard and Elkins are active in numerous civic and professional organizations, including the Atlanta Bar Association and Chattanooga Bar Association, respectively. Their involvement includes leadership roles on several committees.

“These attorneys have demonstrated the values and skill-set which we expect of our members—a commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients,” stated Jim Haley, Chairman of Miller & Martin. “We are pleased to accept Lis and Doug as our newest members as we start our firm’s 150th anniversary year of service to our clients and communities.”