92 Attorneys from Bass, Berry & Sims Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

August 18, 2022
The Best Lawyers in America ©

Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that 92 of its attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America © 2023. This is the 29th edition of the publication honoring lawyers from across the country.

Knoxville Attorneys
  • Shayne R. Clinton: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mark Mamantov: Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • Timothy B. McConnell: Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Russell E. Stair: Commercial Litigation
Memphis Attorneys
  • Michael A. Brady: Arbitration; Litigation – Securities
  • Al Bright, Jr.: Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • John S. Golwen: Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Securities
  • 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; Securities Regulation
  • Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.: Real Estate Law
  • Jonathan E. Nelson: Commercial Litigation
  • Scott B. Shanker: Health Care Law
  • 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
  • David A. Thornton: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Gaillard Uhlhorn V: Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law
Nashville Attorneys
  • Audrey Anderson: Education Law
  • Robert L. Brewer: Copyright Law; Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Trademark Law
  • Laura R. Brothers: Corporate Law
  • 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
  • Michael L. Dagley: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities
  • Page Davidson: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • John W. Dawson: Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Environmental
  • 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
  • Todd Ervin: Tax Law
  • David R. Esquivel: Banking and Finance 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
  • James C. Gooch: Trusts and Estates
  • Riney Green: Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; Litigation – Securities
  • Travis G. Lloyd: Health Care 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
  • Sarah B. Miller: Commercial Litigation
  • 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
  • Jennifer N. Noonan: Corporate Law
  • Jeffrey A. Oldham: Public Finance Law
  • Allen Overby II: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Regulation
  • Tatjana Paterno: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Securities
  • Mary Leigh Pirtle: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz: Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Fritz Richter III: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Lisa S. Rivera: Litigation – Health Care
  • 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 – 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
  • 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
  • James S. Tate, Jr.: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Stephen C. Taylor: Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Insurance Law
  • 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
  • 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
Washington, D.C. Attorneys
  • Leslie Demaree Goldsmith: Health Care Law
  • William T. Mathias: Health Care Law
  • Laurence B. Russell: Health Care Law
  • Janelle D Waack: Litigation – Intellectual Property
About Best Lawyers®

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