Compliance & Government Investigations
Our firm handles the entire spectrum of government enforcement issues that arise for our clients, ranging from compliance policy making and training, to routine government subpoenas, to full-blown crises such as law-enforcement raids on company facilities that require a rapid, sophisticated and cohesive response.
Corporate & Securities
Our corporate and securities practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and shareholder activism.
As developments related to COVID-19 continue to unfold, our attorneys are keeping a close eye on updates from multiple government agencies and providing updated links and additional commentary.
Our attorneys advise businesses of all sizes from start-up to international Fortune 500 companies on all facets of employee benefits programs. Additionally, our team counsels individual CEOs and boards on a range of executive compensation arrangements.
We work with the full spectrum of financial services companies, including state- and nationally-chartered local, regional and national banks (public and private) and their holding companies; federal and state-chartered thrifts; agent banks; insurance companies and their holding companies; health maintenance organizations; preferred provider organizations; captive insurers; insurance brokers; insurance agencies; third-party administrators; representatives and investment advisors; trust companies; and brokerage firms.
Our team of more than 260 attorneys encompasses the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the U.S.
Intellectual Property & Technology
Our attorneys offer the complete range of legal services for the identification, development, acquisition, protection, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) assets and related technology.
Our cross-border work spans across industries, including healthcare, technology, financial institutions, manufacturing, retail and energy, and includes transactional, litigation and compliance experience.
Labor & Employment
We advise clients on labor and employment matters from a perspective that connects their dynamic labor and human resources needs with affirmative strategies.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
“Top-notch firm with an outstanding reputation for its wide-ranging civil litigation expertise.” (from Chambers USA 2022)
Bass, Berry & Sims has long been a preeminent public finance and economic development law firm in Tennessee with experience that extends across the Southeast.
Real Estate & Construction Law
We understand real estate from all vantage points. Our clients include developers, public and private owners, operators, investors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Regulatory & Administrative Proceedings
Our attorneys have extensive experience in high-profile administrative and regulatory matters before federal and state regulatory agencies.
Our tax attorneys serve businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, and provide comprehensive counseling regarding all aspects of local, state and federal taxation.
Banks & Financial Institutions
Banks are the bedrock of our financial system. On the corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation fronts, our attorneys have guided financial institutions through a time of intense scrutiny and change. We have helped them formulate and implement a plan for the future.
Consumer Products & Retail
Bass, Berry & Sims advises consumer products and retail companies in successfully navigating rapidly evolving business and legal landscapes.
Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys assist government contractors in meeting the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment of contracting with federal, state and local governments. In 2022, Chambers USA ranked the firm’s government contracts group as a “Highly Regarded” practice in the Nationwide category.
Marked by an integrated approach and unmatched healthcare regulatory knowledge, the Healthcare Industry Group at Bass, Berry & Sims is a team of more than 260 experienced healthcare attorneys who leverage their diverse strengths to meet the unique demands of our clients.
For more than 85 years, Bass, Berry & Sims has provided higher education institutions with sophisticated and effective counsel to navigate the legal challenges and regulatory scrutiny unique to academic organizations.
The attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims understand the complex dynamic that exists between providing exceptional guest experiences and the underlying business considerations for those in the hospitality industry.
The Life Sciences Industry Group at Bass, Berry & Sims is a comprehensive team comprised of well-established, experienced attorneys providing the highest level legal service in complementary capabilities, including corporate governance, business transactions, litigation, intellectual property, clinical research, regulatory, products liability, and compliance and government investigations.
Manufacturing & Industrial
Bass, Berry & Sims has a long, proud tradition of representing some of the world’s leading manufacturers. From this history, our attorneys have acquired an in-depth knowledge and experience in the complex challenges facing today’s leading manufacturing and industrial companies.
The Nonprofit Organizations Industry Group works closely with leaders of nonprofit entities to serve as advocates and counselors in pursuing each organization’s public mission.
Our private equity attorneys have extensive experience in structuring complex private equity acquisitions and financings on behalf of sponsors, lenders, investment banks, financial advisors and portfolio companies. During the last two years alone, we have served as counsel in more than 200 buy side and sell side transactions across a variety of industries
Real Estate & Construction
Clients with real estate and construction needs demand full-service legal providers who can address their pressing current needs even as they anticipate tomorrow’s problems and work toward practical, sophisticated solutions. We understand real estate from all vantage points.