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The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Lists 86 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys in 73 Practice Areas

August 29, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (August 29, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 86 of its attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The attorneys were listed in more than 70 different practice areas.

Bass, Berry & Sims also was named the nation's top-listed firm in Corporate Governance Law according to The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Additionally, the firm received top-listed status in 37 areas within the state of Tennessee, including Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities Litigation; two areas in Knoxville, including Public Finance Law; seven areas in Memphis, including Securities Litigation; and 48 areas in Nashville, including Health Care Law. Bass, Berry & Sims had 71 attorneys listed from the Nashville office, the most of any other Nashville firm.

Listed Knoxville attorney includes:
  • G. Mark Mamantov – Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law
Listed Memphis attorneys include:
  • Michael A. Brady – Arbitration; Litigation-Securities 
  • John S. Golwen – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Banking & Finance; Litigation-Securities 
  • John A. Good – Banking & Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • J. Brook Lathram – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Antitrust; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants 
  • Christopher G. Lazarini – Arbitration; Litigation-Securities 
  • Peter R. Pettit – Banking & Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • Stephen W. Ragland – Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy 
  • John C. Speer – Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Banking & Finance 
  • Richard R. Spore III – Banking & Finance Law; Business Organizations; Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses Law; Real Estate Law 
  • John A. Stemmler – Banking & Finance Law; Leisure & Hospitality Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • Shepherd D. Tate – Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation-Securities; Securities Regulation 
  • David A. Thornton – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation-ERISA 
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn V – Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • Clarence Wilbon – Commercial Litigation
Listed Nashville attorneys include:
  • H. Lee Barfield – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation-ERISA; Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants 
  • Coburn Dewees Berry IV – Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation-Land Use & Zoning; Litigation-Real Estate; Real Estate Law 
  • Ross Booher – International Trade & Finance Law 
  • Robert L. Brewer – Copyright Law; Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Trademark Law 
  • James H. Cheek III – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • E. Steele Clayton IV – Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Antitrust 
  • Michael L. Dagley – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation-Securities 
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Derivatives & Futures Law; Health Care Law; International Trade & Finance Law; Litigation-Banking & Finance; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Mergers & Acquisition; Litigation-Securities 
  • Kevin H. Douglas – Corporate Law 
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization & Structured Finance Law 
  • Robert L. Echols – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Mediation 
  • R. Todd Ervin – Tax Law 
  • Samuel L. Felker – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants 
  • Mary Beth Fortugno – Health Care Law 
  • Susan W. Foxman – Banking & Finance Law 
  • Davidson French – Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment 
  • Tim K. Garrett – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment 
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law 
  • James C. Gooch – Trusts & Estates 
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • R. Dale Grimes – Antitrust Law; Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Litigation-Antitrust
  • Anna Grizzle – Health Care Law 
  • D. Scott Holley – Banking & Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • Michael J. Holley – Tax Law 
  • L. Wearen Hughes – Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation-Construction; Mediation 
  • Angela Humphreys – Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Gene L. Humphreys – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy 
  • J. James Jenkins, Jr. – Banking & Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Paul G. Jennings – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy 
  • David A. King – Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation-Securities; Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants 
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Venture Capital Law 
  • Britt K. Latham – Commercial Litigation 
  • Robins H. Ledyard – Corporate Law; Insurance Law 
  • J. Richard Lodge Jr. – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law 
  • George H. Masterson – Public Finance Law 
  • Anthony J. McFarland – Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law; Litigation-Banking & Finance; Litigation-Securities; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants 
  • Bryan W. Metcalf – Tax Law 
  • Claire F. Miley – Health Care Law 
  • Russell A. Miller – Public Finance Law 
  • Paige Waldrop Mills – Advertising Law; Copyright Law; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Trademark Law 
  • Michael S. Moschel – Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment 
  • Karen S. Neal – Public Finance Law 
  • T. Scott Noonan – Health Care Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law 
  • Jeffrey A. Oldham –  Public Finance Law 
  • J. Allen Overby II – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Regulation 
  • William N. Ozier – Education Law; Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment 
  • Michael S. Peek – Banking & Finance Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • W. Brantley Phillips Jr. – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Litigation-Securities 
  • J. Bradbury Reed – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Corporate Law; Health Care Law 
  • Fritz Richter III – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Brian D. Roark – Commercial Litigation 
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • John S. Seehorn – Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate Law 
  • Keith B. Simmons – Public Finance Law 
  • Blaine Smith – Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Trusts & Estates 
  • Michael D. Sontag – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Litigation & Controversy-Tax; Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Trusts & Estates 
  • Samuel E. Stumpf Jr. – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Mergers &Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Health Care Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization & Structured Finance Law 
  • T. Stephen C. Taylor – Banking & Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Insurance Law 
  • G. Scott Thomas –  Environmental Law; Information Technology Law; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Natural Resources Law; Technology Law 
  • Bob F. Thompson – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Overton Thompson III – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Derivatives & Futures Law; Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation-Securities 
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • Leigh Walton – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • Elizabeth S. Warren – Health Care Law 
  • Charles K. Wray – Public Finance Law 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental; Natural Resources Law

About Best Lawyers in America®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." For more information, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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