Tanner is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Finance & Securities Offerings, Corporate Governance, and Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures practices. Tanner's practice focuses on counseling clients, both privately owned and publicly held, in various transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, commercial contracts and corporate governance matters. In addition, Tanner represents private equity funds, real estate funds and sponsors in connection with private offerings and syndications. Tanner also routinely represents investors (including institutional equity partners) and developers in connection with the formation and negotiation of real estate joint ventures. Tanner graduated with honors from both Furman University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science, and the University of Georgia's School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield of the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah.