Mary Paty Lynn LeVan

Nashville, Tennessee

Mary Paty Lynn LeVan is a principal with Manier & Herod. Ms. LeVan practices primarily in the areas of corporate/business, sales and acquisitions, real estate sale and lease transactions, intellectual property, and surety law with an emphasis on financial, pre and post-bankruptcy work out, and collateralization transactions. Ms. LeVan has assisted numerous clients with business planning, general business and governance issues,  and purchase/sale and real estate transactions.  Ms. LeVan has represented numerous sureties in front end collateralization and intercreditor relationships as well as with distressed principals, including pre and post-bankruptcy surety credit facilities and financing, and performance and payment bond claims,  throughout the United States.   Ms. LeVan received her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1986 and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1983.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • J.D., 1986
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A., 1983

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Practice Pointer: Equipment and Facilities Utilization Under the Indemnity Agreement,” Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Newsletter (Spring, 2014)
  • Contributor, Chapter III, Documents and Agreements Related to the Indemnity Agreement, The Surety’s Indemnity Agreement – Law & Practice (2008)
  • Contributor, Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Chapter 43 (Wiley Law Publications, 1999)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Surety Claims Institute
  • Country Music Association
  • National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences