Kris Kemp


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Kris Kemp focuses on merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings and representation of private equity and venture backed companies. In the last five years, Kris has been involved in more than $3 billion worth of M&A transactions. His corporate practice also includes providing capital structure advice to emerging and growth companies.

Whether his clients are start-up endeavors or publicly traded companies, Kris helps each business find a unique and strategic path for growth and works to identify and resolve potential issues. His practice includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising both buyers and sellers of public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions and financings, including public and private debt and equity placements; representing executives in the negotiation of compensation arrangements related to strategic transactions.
  • Venture Capital – Representing investors and venture-backed companies in growth equity investments and other financing matters; counseling venture capital firms that invest in companies specializing in advanced manufacturing and materials, energy and environmentally clean technologies, and information and digital media technologies.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kris was a shareholder and the head of the corporate practice group of Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.


Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Executive Council, Chair (2013-2016); Business Corporations Act Subcommittee (2011-2015)

Nashville Capital Network — Board of Directors

American Health Law Association (AHLA)