Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets transactions, executive compensation issues, corporate governance and shareholder activism. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies and have assisted many more in a number of high-profile, high-stakes engagements.
Chambers USA researchers have concluded that our corporate team is a "Preeminent group highly recommended for its expertise on big-ticket M&A transactions, including an increasing volume of cross-border matters. Also has a wealth of experience advising on private offerings and shareholder activism issues. ... Additionally, the firm has extensive expertise in advising public companies on sophisticated corporate and securities matters. Clients say: 'Their commitment is second to none' ... Another interviewee reports: 'They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms.'" (from Chambers USA 2018) Chambers ranked us in the highest tier in Corporate/M&A in the state of Tennessee for 16 consecutive years, with 11 of our corporate lawyers receiving individual rankings in 2018. In a previous edition, Chambers reports, "The firm's performance was outstanding. I'd put them up there with the big firms globally - some of the finest attorneys I've seen." (from Chambers USA 2015)
Our Corporate & Securities attorneys are leaders in industry organizations and have been recognized for their significant contributions to clients and for their accomplishments. One of our partners is a past Chair of the 4,000-member American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, and other members of our group have led numerous committees, subcommittees and task forces within the ABA's Business Law Section. In addition, more than 20 corporate attorneys from our firm have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Corporate Board Member has ranked us for 11 consecutive years as the #1 corporate law firm in the Nashville metropolitan area.