Meet Derek Hughey

Derek Hughey

Prior to founding Hughey Business Law, PLLC in 2009, Derek practiced law for over a decade at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, a 200-plus lawyer firm with its main office in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Department and Chair of the Venture Capital Group, Derek represented private and public companies, private equity and venture capital firms and other investors in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, corporate governance, equity compensation, public offerings and SEC reporting and disclosure.

Derek received his JD and MBA from Duke University in 1997. He graduated summa cum laude from Lipscomb University in 1993 with a degree in accounting and a minor in mathematics.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys cooking, photography, playing softball and traveling internationally (102 countries to date). From 2007 to 2008, Derek and his wife, Shanna, traveled around the world, visiting 40 countries on four continents. They chronicled their journey at