Nashville, Tenn., (September 19, 2023) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce the addition of five new attorneys in Nashville: Laci Alsup as a real estate attorney, Theresa A. Androff as a senior litigation attorney, and associates Kristen Bokhan, R. Ethan Ward and Hunter K. Yoches. Today’s announcement marks 14 attorneys added across the firm’s Nashville and Washington, D.C. offices in 2023.

“As we continue to add to our bench in line with our clients’ core legal needs, we are excited to welcome these five attorneys across four important practice areas,” said Todd Rolapp, managing partner of Bass, Berry & Sims. “In a highly competitive market for legal talent, the addition of excellent attorneys like Laci, Theresa, Kristen, Ethan and Hunter is critical to the continued growth of our firm.”

Laci Alsup Headshot PhotoLaci Alsup (Real Estate Attorney) advises clients on commercial real estate transactions with a particular focus on complex title and survey matters. She works with clients from a variety of industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail and others. She counsels clients on purchase and sales contracts, title insurance policies for real estate transactions, and leases for commercial landlords and tenants. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Alsup was underwriting counsel at First American Title Insurance Company. She earned a law degree from Belmont University College of Law (2016) and an undergraduate degree from Georgia Gwinnett College (2013).

Theresa A. Androff (Senior Litigation Attorney) represents clients facing government and internal investigations, with a particular focus on fraud and abuse matters in the healthcare industry. She works closely with companies on compliance and investigations alleging violations of federal and state Stark Laws, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act. Androff previously practiced with the Florida Office of the Attorney General, including serving as an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Civil Enforcement Bureau and representing the State of Florida in all aspects of complex civil healthcare fraud enforcement actions. She has also served as a judicial law clerk to five active District Court Judges at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. Previously, Androff provided policy and legal advice to the Florida Senate Committee on Education as a Senior Attorney. Androff began her career as an associate with Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, D.C.

Androff earned an LL.M in taxation (2013) and a law degree (2013) from Georgetown University Law Center, an MSW from Florida State University (2010) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (2006).

* Theresa Androff is currently licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia and is registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 10.07.

Kristen Bokhan (Associate) practices in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group and focuses her practice on representing clients in complex commercial litigation and compliance and government investigations. She advises public and private companies across a variety of industries in complex business litigation and matters involving products liability and mass tort claims. Bokhan also maintains a robust pro bono practice focused on dismantling discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community, advocating on behalf of children in foster care, and defending voting rights and practices designed to increase eligible voter turnout. She previously practiced with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., and prior to law school, she worked as a grant writer and legal assistant at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

Bokhan earned a law degree from Harvard Law School (2017) and an MPA (2011) and undergraduate degree (2010) from Clark University.

* Kristen Bokhan is currently licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and is registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 10.07.

Ethan Ward (Associate) counsels clients on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. In this capacity, he works with high-net-worth individuals, families and businesses on the implementation of tax-advantaged generational wealth transfer and business succession plans utilizing advanced estate planning techniques, such as family limited partnerships, charitable entities, sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and charitable split-interest trusts. Ward also advises in the drafting of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Additionally, he also works with trust companies, family offices, and fiduciaries on the administration of complex trusts and estates. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Ward was an associate at Husch Blackwell LLP and Holton & Mayberry P.C. focused on estate planning.

Ward earned an LLM in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (2018), a law degree from the Belmont University College of Law (2017) and an undergraduate degree from Belmont University (2014)

Hunter Yoches Headshot PhotoHunter K. Yoches (Associate) represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law and related litigation. He regularly defends employers against various claims and counsels clients on a wide range of day-to-day employment matters. Yoches has experience litigating cases and counseling clients regarding federal and state employment laws, including collective and class action litigation, contract disputes, and compliance issues. He advises clients in matters related to wage and hour laws, discrimination, unfair labor practices and more. Yoches also counsels companies on issues related to employee discipline, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, harassment, breach of contract, and other matters. He also advises companies on matters pertaining to employee handbooks and policies, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and other workplace agreements.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Yoches practiced at King & Ballow in Nashville, and following law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Thomas E. Johnston of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He earned a law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2017), an MA from the University of Memphis (2017) and an undergraduate degree from Freed-Hardeman University (2014).

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