Lee Flaherty counsels clients on general corporate matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He works within a range of industries, with a particular focus in the medical device, real estate investment trust (REIT), manufacturing and banking industries.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Lee was an associate at Phelps Dunbar, practicing in the areas of business and finance. Prior to his law firm experience, he served as a legal extern to the Honorable Neil P. Olack of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. In addition to his legal background, Lee is also a Certified Public Accountant (Mississippi) and practiced for five years auditing financial statements of corporations, nonprofits and government entities.
The Mississippi Bar
The Alabama Bar
American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of HigherDOSE, a growth stage wellness product and services company, as outside general counsel. We advise the company on corporate entity structure; equity incentives; intellectual property protection; data privacy, including CCPA and GDPR compliance; FDA compliance; commercial contracts; waivers; product safety and advertising matters.
Served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant provider of infusion pharmacy management services in their sale to CarepathRx a platform company formed by Nautic Partners
Representation of Netalytics, a software development company with a focus on creating solutions for the behavioral health care industry, in its recapitalization by Prairie Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm
Representation of Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 2.750% senior notes due 2030.
Representation of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its $36M acquisition of Maple Street Biscuit Company, a fast-casual restaurant with 28 company-owned and five franchised locations across seven states
In partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, we assisted a pro bono client in successfully appealing a denial of her Social Security disability benefits
Representation of Christie Cookie Co., a Nashville-based gourmet cookie bakery, in its sale to Rich Products Corporation, a multinational food products corporation
Mississippi College Law Review — Associate Editor
Moot Court Board
Hearin Merit Scholar