Kenneth J. Young



Kenneth J. Young obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his law degree from Nashville School of Law. Ken concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, corporate formation and governance, emergency communications districts regulations, industrial development bond financing and PILOT programs, and non-profit/tax-exempt entities. Ken provides advice to exempt organizations regarding entity formation, tax-exemption applications, mergers, dissolutions, qualifications for tax exemption, governance concerns, fiscal sponsorship, self-dealing, public support, and unrelated business income. In his spare time he enjoys participating in triathlons and playing indoor and outdoor soccer. Ken lives in Franklin with his wife and two children.


Areas of Practice

  • County Government Law

  • Corporate Law

  • Business Law

  • Nonprofit / Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Real Estate


  • Tennessee Bar, 2003


  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 2001, J.D.

  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, B.B.A, 1993

CLE Presentations and Speaking Engagements:

  • “Decision 2016: Political Campaign Activities by Nonprofit Organizations in the U.S. and Canada - Rules, Limitations, and Reporting Obligations” – April 8, 2016, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Montréal, QC, Canada

  • “Pro Bono Service on a Board of a Not For Profit in Crisis: Fulfilling Your Not For Profit’s Mission During Financial Distress” – September 17, 2015, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago

  • “Nonprofit Healthcare Providers in or near the Zone of Insolvency: Crossing the Border and Duties on Arrival” - April 17, 2015, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, San Francisco

  • “Pro Bono Service on a Board of a Not For Profit in Crisis: Fulfilling Your Not For Profit’s Mission During Financial Distress” – October 8, 2014, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Chicago

  • Instructor, Business Law, O’More College of Design – 2015-2017


  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section

    • Nonprofit Organizations Committee – Secretary 2013-2017

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Williamson County Bar Association

  • Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

  • Tennessee Emergency Numbering Association

  • National Emergency Numbering Association

  • “Liberty Bell Award” awarded by the Williamson County Bar Association work in both the legal community and the community at-large (2014)

  • Community Supporter Annual Award – African American Heritage Society of Williamson County (2014)

  • Rising Star award by Super Lawyer (2011)

  • Williamson County DUI Court Unsung Hero Volunteer Award (2011)

  • Volunteer Spirit Award – Franklin Tomorrow (2009) 

  • Ironman Florida finisher (2006 & 2010)

Community Involvement

  • Williamson County Foster Care Review Board (1999-2014)

  • Williamson County Chapter of the American Red Cross 

    • Board of Directors (2003 – 2008)

  • Williamson County Fair Association, Inc.

    • Board of Directors and Secretary (2004-2014)

  • Williamson County Soccer Association coach (1996-1998), (2003-2004) and (2013-2015)