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Shannon Coleman Egle

  • Partner
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence | 2019

Shannon Coleman Egle's extensive legal knowledge, coupled with a practical and responsive approach, allows her to help her clients achieve their business goals, which ultimately results in their businesses operating more smoothly and profitably. Her practice areas include healthcare regulation and transactions, general business consulting and transactions, as well as real estate acquisition and development and representation of individuals in civil tax controversies before both the IRS and the Tennessee Department of Revenue. She represents hospitals, physician organizations, individual physicians, physician practice management companies, and a host of other business and professional entities, as well as individuals.

Ms. Coleman Egle devotes the time required to fully understand her clients' businesses, the personalities of the players within their businesses, the specific industries involved, and the rules governing their businesses. She individually tailors her counsel to work within each client's business framework and helps her clients develop solutions to issues that arise day-to-day or within a particular transaction.

Her Corporate and Transactional practice includes:

  • Business planning, including advice related to management of the business and borrowing of funds
  • Organization of business entities, including choice of entity and preparing organizational documents
  • Advising clients on statutory requirements, such as annual meetings and annual reports
  • Assisting in mergers, acquisitions and general business transactions

Her Real Estate practice includes transactional items related to:

  • Commercial acquisition/divestiture
  • Development
Her Tax practice includes:
  • Delinquent and amended returns 
  • Defending taxpayers during a civil audit
  • Offshore voluntary disclosure
  • Filing innocent spouse claims
  • Requesting waiver of penalties.

Representative Healthcare Transactions:

  • Represented numerous specialty physician groups in the sale of their practices to, and subsequent employment by, local healthcare systems
  • Represented healthcare system in the divestiture of one of its divisions
  • Represented numerous physicians in negotiations of employment agreements, both with private practices and hospitals
  • Represented physician groups in internal restructuring and associated documentation to better represent expected outcomes in the event of death, disability, and termination of one or more physicians in group
  • Represented physician groups and hospitals in recruitment and employment of physicians
  • Represented hospitals and physician groups in development of Professional Services Agreements in specialty areas of medicine
  • Represented providers in response to complaints filed with the Office for Civil Rights for alleged HIPAA Violations
  • Represented providers in structuring numerous imaging and infusion centers
  • Represented developer and operator of specialty hospital
  • Represented physician groups in payer audits and appeals with the Bureau of TennCare
  • Represented physician groups in Tennessee Attorney General investigations

Areas Of Practice

  • Healthcare Regulation and Transactions
  • General Business Consulting and Transactions
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development
  • IRS Federal and State Tax Controversies

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, 2003-2006
    • Honors: University of Tennessee Law Alumni Council, Past Member
    • Major: Business Transactions Concentration
  • Lincoln Memorial University
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Past President, Lincoln Memorial University National Alumni Association
    • Honors: Past President, Knoxville Chapter of the Lincoln Memorial University Alumni Association
    • Honors: Past Member, Lincoln Memorial University Board of Trustees
    • Major: English

Honors And Awards

  • Recognized in several editions of Marquis' Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in American Women
  • Selected for inclusion to Top Attorneys, City View magazine, 2009 - 2022
  • AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Knoxville Business Journal's "40 Under 40", 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2023

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Functions Committee, Member
  • Hamilton Burnett Chapter, American Inns of Court, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Class of 2011, Member

Civic / Community Involvement

  • Knox County Industrial Development Board, Secretary
  • Tennessee Justice Center, Board Member
  • Junior League of Knoxville, Sustainer
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Member