Richard F. Mattern


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Richard Mattern represents both public and private companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, helping clients achieve goals that support their overall strategic initiatives.

As primary corporate and securities counsel to several NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies, he has represented clients in transactions ranging from $10 million to $1.4 billion as well as securities offerings ranging from $4 million to $6 billion. He also counsels private companies on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters related to their business objectives.

Richard works within a range of industries, with a particular focus in medical device, real estate investment trust (REIT) and manufacturing. His practice includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • SEC regulatory reporting and compliance
  • Corporate finance

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Richard was a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.


National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association — Business Law Section, Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Junior Achievement — Board of Directors (2015-2019)

The Children’s Museum of Memphis — Board of Directors (2017-2019)