90 Attorneys from Bass, Berry & Sims Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

August 17, 2018

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 90 of its attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America © 2019. The attorneys were listed in 76 different practice areas.

Listed Knoxville attorneys include: 

  • Shayne R. Clinton: Litigation – Real Estate
  • G. Mark Mamantov: Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law

Listed Memphis attorneys include: 

  • Michael A. Brady: Arbitration; Litigation – Securities 
  • Annie T. Christoff: Commercial Litigation
  • John S. Golwen: Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Securities
  • B. Taylor Gray: Banking & Finance Law; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; Real Estate Law
  • Michael R. Hess: Health Care Law
  • Christopher G. Lazarini: Arbitration; Litigation – Securities 
  • Richard F. Mattern: Securities / Capital Markets 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 Washington, D.C. attorneys include: 

  • Janelle D Waack: Litigation – Intellectual Property

Listed Nashville attorneys include: 

  • Martha B. Allard: Trademark 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 
  • David Cox: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Matthew M. Curley: Health Care Law; 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; Trade Secrets Law 
  • 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; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • R. Todd Ervin: Tax Law 
  • Mary Beth Fortugno: Health Care Law
  • Davidson French: Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities 
  • 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
  • Michael R. Hill: Health Care Law
  • D. Scott Holley: Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • Michael J. Holley: Tax Law
  • Robert W. Horton: Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment 
  • 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 
  • Stephen J. Jasper: Litigation and Controversy – Tax 
  • 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; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy 
  • Kris Kemp: Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • David A. King: Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Insurance; 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 
  • Mark Manner: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • George H. Masterson: Derivatives and Futures Law; Public Finance Law 
  • Anthony J. McFarland: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; 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 
  • Russell A. Miller: Public Finance Law
  • Paige Waldrop Mills: Advertising Law; Copyright Law; Entertainment Law – Music; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law 
  • Lori B. Morgan: Corporate Governance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Karen S. Neal: Public Finance Law 
  • Jennifer N. Noonan: Corporate 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 
  • 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
  • John N. Popham IV: Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz: Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions 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 
  • Glenn B. Rose: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities 
  • 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 
  • Susan V. Sidwell: Securities / Capital Markets 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 
  • Shelley R. Thomas: Copyright 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 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler: Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law

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