Close X
Attorney Spotlight

How did Brianna Powell's work as a law clerk prepare her for practicing law? Read more>

Search

Close X

Experience

Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

Read now

Brian M. Dobbs

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7884 TEL
(615) 248-2940 FAX

Brian M. Dobbs

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7884 TEL
(615) 248-2940 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7884 TEL
(615) 248-2940 FAX

Brian Dobbs has negotiated and drafted construction and design contracts for real estate projects throughout the United States with a total value of more than $1 billion. Working with small start-up companies to large multi-national corporations, including a significant number of large healthcare and hospital companies, Brian drafts, reviews and negotiates design and construction contracts for all types of commercial and industrial projects. Because construction is one of the unique areas of law practice where transactional and litigation legal work intersect, Brian's diligence on the transactional side allows him to assist clients in avoiding project disputes, resolving disputes and, when they cannot be easily resolved, litigating or arbitrating those disputes. In essence, his experience in one realm gives him a unique perspective on the other, and allows him to protect his clients' interests throughout a project's life cycle.

Brian Dobbs has negotiated and drafted construction and design contracts for real estate projects throughout the United States with a total value of more than $1 billion. Working with small start-up companies to large multi-national corporations, including a significant number of large healthcare and hospital companies, Brian drafts, reviews and negotiates design and construction contracts for all types of commercial and industrial projects. Because construction is one of the unique areas of law practice where transactional and litigation legal work intersect, Brian's diligence on the transactional side allows him to assist clients in avoiding project disputes, resolving disputes and, when they cannot be easily resolved, litigating or arbitrating those disputes. In essence, his experience in one realm gives him a unique perspective on the other, and allows him to protect his clients' interests throughout a project's life cycle.

Brian works with leaders of public and private clients including owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, designers, engineers and subcontractors. His practice includes:

  • Construction Transactions – Advising clients on planning and negotiation of construction and design contracts, including form contracts such as American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) and ConsensusDOCS, as well as custom contracts drafted to meet the specific project needs.
  • Construction Litigation – Defending clients in various types of construction-related claims and disputes, including contractor licensing matters, pre- and post-award bidding disputes, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, Prompt Pay Act issues, defect claims, and delay and impact claims.

In 2009, Brian earned the Green Building Certification Institute's LEED® Green Associate designation. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. A LEED Green Associate is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and skill needed to understand and support green design, construction, and operations.

+ Read More

- Read Less

Memberships

American Bar Association — Forum on Construction Law; Section of Litigation; Section of Public Contract Law

Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC)

Construction Owners Association of America

Associated General Contractors of America (Middle TN Branch)

State Bar of California

News

View More

Representative Experience

View More

Publications

View More

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Construction Law (2015-2018)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2017)

Tennessee Law Review

John Joseph Graham Scholarship

Notice

Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.