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)
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
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.950% senior notes due 2029
Representing the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), in its definitive agreement to merge with Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., (SST II) in an all-cash merger valued at $340 million expected to close during the first quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of SSGT’s stockholders
Represented Wright Medical Group in its acquisition of Cartiva, Inc.
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)