Herbert H. Slatery III
Areas of Practice
Phone: (865) 546-0500
Fax: (865) 525-5293
J.D., University of Tennessee, 1980
Articles Editor, Tennessee Law Review
B.A., University of Virginia, 1974
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1980
Herbert Slatery concentrates his practice in the following areas:
Corporate, Banking, Local Government, Real Estate.
Member of Best Lawyers in America (Banking)
Herbert has practiced with Egerton McAfee for 30 years, in the areas of finance (both private and local government), shareholder relations and corporate governance, capital formation, private securities placements, entity formations, real estate, and purchases and sales of businesses. He has served as Counsel for The H.T. Hackney Co., a large private wholesale grocery company with its principal office in Knoxville.
Member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Corporate Law Revision Committee that drafted the Tennessee Business Corporation Act; Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Nonprofit Corporate Law Revision Committee that drafted a new statute for nonprofit corporations; Author of Tennessee’s New Nonprofit Corporation Law (1987); and a member of the TBA Special Committee on Opinion Standards (1992-1995). Additionally, he is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation. He also served as President of Egerton, McAfee from 1998-2007, and Chairman of the firm from 2008 through January, 2011, when he took a leave of absence to serve Governer Bill Haslam.
Community and Political Participation
Served as the Chairman and a Director of the Public Building Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee over a 13-year period. Herbert has represented PBA and other local government organizations involved in public finance.
He served on Bill Haslam’s transition team prior to Haslam’s first term as Mayor of Knoxville, and he served as the Treasurer of Bill Haslam’s campaign for Governor of Tennessee.
The H.T. Hackney Co., Home Federal Bank of Tennessee, The Public Building Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, The Industrial Development Board of the County of Knox, The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of the County of Knox, First Tennessee Bank, N.A.
Herbert readily admits to marrying “way over his head,” enjoying an engaging son and thoroughly conversant daughter, benefiting from close friendships having a loyalty and depth largely undeserved, and appreciating his small, but longstanding part as an Elder of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He plays golf, experiencing both joy and angst, with a group of usual suspects and while sporting a single digit handicap, seems to visit the far reaches of the course on frequent occasions.