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:
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)
We represented ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. (f/k/a MRI Interventions, Inc.), a global therapy-enabling platform company providing navigation and delivery to the brain, in its $17.5 million strategic investment from PTC Therapeutics, Inc. and Petrichor Healthcare Capital Management, with $10.0 million of notes funded by PTC and $7.5 million of notes funded by Petrichor. With the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to PTC and Petrichor, the ClearPoint Neuro intends to repay in full its existing secured indebtedness, and to fund product commercialization, internal research and development, and general corporate requirements. Additionally, we advised ClearPoint Neuro in the draw of $7.5 million additional proceeds from Petrichor in December 2020. ClearPoint Neuro intends to use net proceeds to continue funding global product commercialization, external strategic portfolio partnerships, and internal research and development efforts.
Representation of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the spinoff and sale of the management services organization responsible for the operational and strategic management of Chartwell to CarepathRx, a platform company formed by Nautic Partners that offers pharmacy solutions to patients undergoing complicated medication therapies. Nautic will manage the UPMC pharmacy moving forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), in connection with a definitive agreement to merge SST IV and SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc., (SmartStop) in an all-stock transaction valued at $370 million
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 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 MRI Interventions, Inc. in a $7.522 million private placement of shares of common stock
The M&A Advisor “Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category” (2018)
Best Lawyers® — Memphis Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2019-2021)
Memphis Business Journal “Best of the Bar” — Private Firm, Large (2019 finalist)