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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Richard F. Mattern

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Memphis
(901) 543-5933 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

Richard F. Mattern

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5933 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5933 TEL
(901) 543-5999 FAX

Richard Mattern represents both public and private companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, helping clients achieve goals that support their overall strategic initiatives. 

As primary corporate and securities counsel to several NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies, he has represented clients in transactions ranging from $10 million to $1.4 billion as well as securities offerings ranging from $4 million to $6 billion. He also counsels private companies on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters related to their business objectives.

Richard works within a range of industries, with a particular focus in medical device, real estate investment trust (REIT) and manufacturing. His practice includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • SEC regulatory reporting and compliance
  • Corporate finance

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Richard was a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.

Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Junior Achievement – Board of Directors (2015-2018)

The Children's Museum of Memphis - Board of Directors (2017-2018)

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Securities/Capital Markets Law (2018)

Securities Offerings

  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a $20 million initial public offering.
  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a $4 million private note offering.
  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a $10 million private placement of common stock and warrants.
  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a $5 million private placement of common stock and warrants.
  • Represented public multi-family apartment REIT in connection with multiple continuous equity offerings of up to $1.5 billion, in the aggregate, of common stock.
  • Represented international event company in connection with $7.5 million secured credit facility.
  • Represented public multi-family apartment REIT in connection with public debt offerings of $350 million, $400 million and $400 million, respectively.
  • Represented diversified industrial company in connection with a $300 million 144A private placement of high yield senior notes. 
  • Represented international event company in connection with a $5 million private placement of senior secured notes and preferred stock.
  • Represented public national bank holding company in connection with the offering of subordinated debt and bank notes in excess of $6 billion.
  • Represented public company in two $5 million private placements of public equity.

M&A Transactions

  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a $35 million strategic acquisition.
  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a sale of a division.
  • Represented public medical device manufacturer in connection with a sale of certain intellectual property.
  • Represented public multi-family apartment REIT in connection with an $8.6 billion merger transaction on Form S-4.
  • Represented public, non-traded self-storage REIT in connection with $1.4 billion cash-out merger.
  • Represented public, non-traded office and industrial REIT in connection with a $600 million merger transaction on Form S-4.
  • Represented public luxury goods retailer on Tennessee corporate law matters in connection with cash-out merger.
  • Represented public national bank holding company in $300 million divestiture of mortgage division.
  • Represented public national bank holding company in $450 million divestiture of credit card processing subsidiary.
  • Represented public national bank holding company in connection with an $11 million merger transaction on Form S-4.

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