Darsi Newman Sirknen is an experienced transactional attorney who represents businesses and individuals in connection with contract drafting and review; business organization and reorganization; complex merger, acquisition, and sale transactions; estate planning and business succession planning; and other general transactional matters.
Ms. Sirknen initially joined Woolf McClane as an associate attorney in 2006 and worked with the firm until 2015, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, and general business transactional law. In 2015, Ms. Sirknen accepted an in-house position with the largest operator of travel centers in North America. In that role, Ms. Sirknen focused primarily on real estate transactions (including the organization of joint ventures in connection with certain real estate acquisitions) and construction/development issues but also had significant experience drafting and reviewing contracts related to petroleum product supply and distribution, transportation, purchasing, merchandising, and information technology. Ms. Sirknen rejoined Woolf McClane as a Member in 2021.
Ms. Sirknen was born and raised in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2002 with a B.A. in political science. In 2006, she earned her J.D., with a concentration in business transactions, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating with highest honors and being named to the Order of the Coif. In 2007, Ms. Sirknen obtained her LL.M. in taxation, with honors, from the University of Alabama.
Ms. Sirknen is admitted to practice law in all Tennessee courts, the United States Tax Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee. She is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations.