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Abena Echternach


Spencer Fane attorney Abena Tawiah

T 615.238.6321
F 615.238.6301

Abena Echternach helps clients successfully resolve transactions and litigation matters when reputation and operational continuity are threatened, achieving successful resolutions that minimize legal and financial exposure.

Previously working as a summer clerk with the firm, Abena gained valuable exposure in multiple practice groups. She currently assists a diverse set of clients with real estate transactions and health law matters across a wide range of industries. She handles the drafting of documents-including commercial leases, entity formation, legal research, and preparation for deal closings.

Abena provides critical support in matters ranging from fast-moving real estate transactions to fact-intensive compliance disputes in the healthcare setting, showing the ability to address the full range of risks that a business might encounter, mitigating those risks before they are realized.

Prior to entering private practice, Abena interned for the United Nations Population Fund, interned for Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, worked at the Division of TennCare, and clerked for the Office of the District Attorney General in the 6th District of Tennessee.

In her spare time she enjoys watching the Champions League, traveling (went to Paris, Interlaken, Geneva, Brussels, the Hague, and London as part of her undergraduate studies), and Frank Sinatra.


  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


  • Herbert L. Davis Memorial Trust Fund Award
  • Julian Blackshear Award
  • TBA Diversity Leadership Institute Inductee
  • ABA Judicial Clerkship Program Selectee
  • Fulton High School Mock Trial Team Advisor

Contact Abena Echternach at 615.238.6321 or aechternach@spencerfane.com.