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Nancy Wood Stabell

As founder and lead attorney at Wood Stabell Law Group, Nancy Stabell brings over 20 years of experience in law and business to bear for her clients. She has focused her career on being a strategic partner to business and protecting stakeholder value. Nancy is known for her resourcefulness and deft handling of complex negotiations. As an attorney with an M.B.A., she doesn’t just provide legal advice to businesses; she gives sound, creative business advice supported by legal knowledge.

As a fourth-generation attorney, the law is in Nancy’s blood, and business is always on her mind. She thrives on the challenge of devising effective legal strategy to make her clients’ business goals a reality. Nancy concentrates her law practice in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate law. She takes pride in building collaborative teams to efficiently deliver the caliber of result that large firms offer, but with more personal attention and a better bottom line for her clients.

Nancy absolutely loves putting her head together with clients, identifying goals, building business relationships, and closing deals. She derives great satisfaction from creatively and cost-effectively solving problems and promoting her clients’ success.

Active in the Nashville community, Nancy has served as a board member and finance committee chair of Family & Children’s Service, board chair of the Nashville City Club, board member for Hands On Nashville, and is currently the board chairman and treasurer of the Nashville Business Coalition. She is an alumna of both the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program and the Young Leaders Council. Nancy is also an active parishioner at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Nancy enjoys cooking, entertaining, and traveling, both domestically and internationally. When sticking closer to home, she can be spotted supporting her son in his various sports and activities, or serving as a walking companion for the firm’s pawalegal, Charlotte.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., Entrepreneurial and Transactional Law (1999)
  • University of Mississippi, School of Business Administration, M.B.A., Finance (1996)
  • University of Mississippi, School of Business Administration, B.B.A., Managerial Finance (1992)

Admissions to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Middle District of Tennessee
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals