The Hartwell Foundation


Russell J. Hensley, JD

"Rusty" Hensley is an attorney and business professional with over 30 years’ experience in transactional law focused on private client services, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, and corporate law. As CEO of The Hartwell Foundation Corporation, Rusty is responsible for directing the Additional Missions.  His transactional law practice centers on operating companies in a variety of industries within the United States. Core clients generally range from early stage venture entities to middle market privately held businesses.  He has also worked with a number of Universities and their researchers on setting up early stage companies. Prior to joining The Hartwell Foundation Corporation, he was Managing Partner of The Bogatin Law Firm, PLC and on the Board of Directors of the law firm Evans Petree, PC, both of Memphis, TN.  Rusty completed his under graduate studies at the University of Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.

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