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The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Lists 85 Attorneys from Bass, Berry & Sims

August 18, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. (August 18, 2014) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 85 of its attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The attorneys were listed in more than 70 different practice areas.

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 and Finance; Litigation – Securities 
  • B. Taylor Gray: Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; Real Estate Law
  • Michael R. Hess: Health Care Law
  • 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 and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • John C. Speer: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance 
  • Richard R. Spore III: Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • John A. Stemmler: Banking and Finance Law; Leisure and 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

Listed Nashville attorneys include: 

  • H. Lee Barfield II: Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Health Care; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
  • Coburn Dewees Berry IV: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law 
  • Robert L. Brewer: Copyright Law; Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Trademark Law 
  • James H. Cheek III: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • E. Steele Clayton IV: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust 
  • Matthew M. Curley: Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Securities 
  • Michael L. Dagley: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities 
  • J. Page Davidson: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Wallace W. Dietz: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisition; Litigation – Securities 
  • Brian M. Dobbs: Construction Law
  • Kevin H. Douglas: Corporate Law
  • Felix R. Dowsley III: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Robert L. Echols: Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Mediation
  • R. Todd Ervin: Tax Law 
  • Mary Beth Fortugno: Health Care Law
  • Susan W. Foxman: Banking and Finance Law
  • Davidson French: Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • Tim K. Garrett: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • J. Andrew Goddard: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law 
  • James C. Gooch: Trusts and Estates 
  • B. Riney Green: Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
  • R. Dale Grimes: Antitrust Law; Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Litigation – Antitrust; Utilities Law 
  • Anna M. Grizzle: Health Care Law; Litigation – Health Care
  • D. Scott Holley: Banking and 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 and Acquisitions Law
  • Gene L. Humphreys: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy 
  • J. James Jenkins, Jr.: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Paul G. Jennings: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy 
  • David A. King: Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Securities; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
  • Howard H. Lamar III: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and 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 and 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 and Employment 
  • Karen S. Neal: Public Finance Law 
  • Jeffrey A. Oldham: Public Finance Law 
  • J. Allen Overby II: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Regulation 
  • William N. Ozier: Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • Michael S. Peek: Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Securities
  • J. Bradbury Reed: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz: Corporate Law; Health Care Law 
  • Fritz Richter III: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Brian D. Roark: Health Care Law; Litigation – Health Care
  • Todd J. Rolapp: Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • John S. Seehorn: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Real Estate Law 
  • Cynthia N. Sellers: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law 
  • D. Mark Sheets: Real Estate Law 
  • Keith B. Simmons: Public Finance Law 
  • Blaine H. Smith: Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates 
  • Michael D. Sontag: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Trusts and Estates 
  • Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.: Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • James S. Tate, Jr.: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
  • T. Stephen C. Taylor: Banking and 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: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Overton Thompson III: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities
  • F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.: Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation 
  • Kathryn H. Walker: Commercial Litigation
  • Leigh Walton: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and 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

To read the report of the 15 Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys named "Lawyer of the Year," please click here.

About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers in America® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers in considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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