Curtis Fisher advises public and private companies on all aspects of employee benefits, including the design, drafting and operation of qualified plans and health and welfare benefit plans. A significant amount of his practice is devoted to employee benefit and executive compensation matters related to merger and acquisition transactions. In the past two years alone, Curtis has provided advice in more than 25 merger or acquisition transactions. Additionally, Curtis routinely advises clients on executive compensation matters, including the application of Section 409A to employment agreements, equity arrangements and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements.
Curtis frequently represents clients on employee benefit matters involving the IRS, Department of Labor and the Pension and Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), including litigation, plan audits, and correction programs.
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Young Leaders Council of Nashville — Fall 2010
Nashville Children’s Theatre — Board Member
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.
We represented Helix Sleep, Inc. (Helix) in its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus), a global leader in alternative investing.
Representation of Integrated Polymer Solutions (IPS), an Arcline Investment Management portfolio company and leading manufacturer of custom, highly engineered elastomeric components, in its acquisition of Seal Science, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of engineered elastomeric sealing solutions.
Representation of a founder owned WorkCompEDI and its affiliates, a leading EDI clearinghouse for the Property & Casualty market, in its sale to Data Dimensions, LLC, the leading provider of outsourced document handling and workflow solutions and portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners. The merged companies will operate under the Data Dimensions brand and will leverage their respective strengths to become the premier technology services organization in the P&C industry.
Representation of Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of Centerbase, a legal billing and practice management software company.
Representation of Humana Innovation Enterprises Inc. (affiliated with Humana Inc.) in its minority joint venture investment in Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization.
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
University of Toledo Law Review — Managing Director