Chris Climo counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings.
Chris previously served as an associate in the Compliance & Government Investigations Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims from 2017-2020. During that time, he successfully defended clients against government investigations and criminal prosecutions. Before rejoining the firm in 2021, Chris advised clients on political law matters – including PAC formation, contribution vetting, and relevant regulatory disclosures – at another major law firm in Washington, D.C.
After graduating law school, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school, Chris served as a management consultant to healthcare clients across the country, ranging from large academic medical centers to small community hospitals.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
CARE for AIDS — Board of Directors
Representation of a Fortune 50 healthcare company in its response to a third-party grand jury subpoena.
Conducted due diligence and regulatory analysis for a Medicare Advantage plan in connection with multiple transactions involving multispecialty physician practice groups, management service organizations (MSOs), and accountable care organizations. (ACOs)
Representation of Prairie Capital’s portfolio company Family Allergy & Asthma, an allergy medical practice headquartered in Louisville, KY, in its Physician Practice Management transaction with Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida, an allergy and asthma medical practice in Flordia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in its sale to Stone Point Capital, an investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with over $40 billion of assets under management. Tivity Health stockholders received $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Tivity Health’s common stock ceased trading and will no longer be listed on Nasdaq.
Representation of Vektek, a portfolio company of LFM Capital and a market leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic clamps and related products that are used to secure parts during the metal cutting process associated with CNC machining, in its sale to CNL Strategic Capital, a company that owns private companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Served as fund formation counsel for the formation, capitalization, closing and operation of Brown Robin Partners’ current fund.
Served as fund formation counsel for the formation, capitalization, closing and operation of Frist Cressey Ventures’ current fund.
Served as fund formation counsel for the formation, capitalization, closing and operation of Nashville Capital Network’s current fund.
Law Clerk to Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016-2017)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Senior En Banc Editor (2015-2016)
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Civil Procedure
Elliott E. Cheatham Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa