Susie Bilbro advises clients on all aspects of employee benefit plan design and administration including compliance with ERISA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform), COBRA and the Internal Revenue Code. She has counseled public and private clients on employee welfare and pension benefits issues, both in connection with corporate transactions and on day-to-day administration. In addition, Susie has prepared submissions to the IRS and Department of Labor for qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans. Susie also has experience advising clients on executive compensation arrangements.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Susie practiced in the employee benefits groups at Waller in Nashville, Tennessee and at Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta.
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Representation of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX), owner and operator of J. Alexander’s Restaurant, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and selected other restaurants, in its $220 million all cash sale to SPB Hospitality LLC, a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants.
Since J. Alexander’s first opened in 1991, Bass, Berry & Sims has served as primary corporate and securities counsel to the company for more than 30 years. Additional details about the transaction can be found in the official news release.
Represented Wright Medical Group in its acquisition of Cartiva, Inc.
Drafted and maintained defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan documents for Jackson Energy Authority
Have represented Nashville Electric Service (NES) for 20 years with regard to their nonqualified deferred compensation and qualified retirement plans
Assisted Change Healthcare with a large joint venture transaction with McKesson Corporation, successfully transitioning a number of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and non-ERISA plans for use by the new combined company
Serve a benefits counsel to non-profit healthcare system, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, providing ongoing counsel with respect to its qualified, nonqualified, executive compensation, and health and welfare benefits plans
Represented HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) in its acquisition of Morrisey Associates for $48 million cash
Represented Emdeon Inc. in its acquisition of Altegra Health
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