Allen Overby has counseled some of the nation’s most influential companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public company disclosure obligations, and a wide range of securities regulation matters. Allen’s practice focuses primarily on public companies and middle market M&A transactions between $50 million and $1 billion, with an emphasis on cross border mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.
Allen has been recognized by Chambers USA and is “described by sources as a ‘tenacious negotiator’ and a practitioner who ‘sees the big picture.’ Additionally, clients highlight his astute commercial awareness and praise him for bringing a business perspective to transactions. His practice offers considerable experience in M&A, private equity and corporate governance matters.” (from Chambers USA 2018).
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Lex Mundi — Cross Border Transactions Group
We represented Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, in its acquisition of Mesa/Boogie, one of the most prestigious brands in sound and guitar amplification. Centered on decades of professional experience and a true passion for sound, this historical transaction perfectly aligned with Gibson’s efforts to renew the iconic brand’s legacy and commitment to musicians around the world. The partnership was a natural collaboration of iconic American brands on a mutual quest of sound, quality and craftsmanship and to push the boundaries of how guitar sound is delivered and experienced. In addition, Mesa/Boogie founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Mesa/Boogie amps will be available in Gibson’s Custom Shop for Amplifiers.
Represented Wholesale, LLC and Wholesale Express, LLC in its sale to RumbleOn, Inc (Nasdaq: RMBL) for $16 million in cash and 1,317,329 in shares of RumbleOn Series B Preferred Stock
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of the Outreach Laboratory Service Operations of Marin General Hospital
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Provant Health
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of ReproSource
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Mobile Medical Examination Service
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Cleveland HeartLab
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of a California clinical lab network
Represented Bridgestone Americas in its sale of Speedco to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Engaged in 2010 to serve as independent disclosure counsel to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Bank of America pursuant to a settlement order entered into by Bank of America and the SEC
Chambers USA — Corporate M&A (2008-2009, 2013-2020)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Regulation (2007-2021)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year”(2019, 2017); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2018, 2014); Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2012)
The Legal 500 United States 2016 — M&A/Corporate and Commercial for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
IFLR1000 — Notable Practitioner
Lawdragon “New Stars”
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2008)
Mississippi Law Journal — Editorial Board Member (1987)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — Former Senior Counsel