Todd Overman joined Bass, Berry & Sims’ Washington, D.C. office in February 2014, and is chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group. Todd has more than fifteen years of experience advising companies on the unique aspects of doing business with the federal government. Over the last decade, he has advised on more than 50 transactions involving the purchase or sale of a government contractor. Todd has particular experience in structuring transactions and corporate reorganizations to ensure compliance with the Anti-Assignment Act, as well as navigating the rules impacting the acquisition of small businesses. He also has significant experience in advising on issues that may arise during the sale of government contractors to foreign-owned businesses, including national security reviews under Exon-Florio by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation by the Defense Security Service.
American Bar Association — Section of Public Contract Law, Commercial Products & Services Committee, Vice-Chair; Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Vice-Chair; and Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee, Co-Chair (2010-15)
Vanderbilt Law School — Board of Advisors, Member Emeritus
Mclean Little League — Board Member
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, on its acquisition of Lab Products, LLC and Hartford Systems, LLC (together, “Lab Products”) from Avidity Science, LLC. Lab Products is a leading manufacturer providing an extensive line of laboratory research animal housing and care equipment. This transaction marks Gen Cap America’s fourteenth acquisition from its seventh fund.
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
Representation of Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc., a leading provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military and H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, for $295 million.
Represented Boston Children’s Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Alloy Specialties Inc., a manufacturer of engine components for defense and commercial air and ground applications
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
Protests Filed on Behalf of Planned Systems International Resulted in Favorable Corrective Action for Client
Two Pre-Award Bid Protests Filed on Behalf of HID Global Resulted in Favorable Corrective Action for Client
Protest Filed with Court of Federal Claims on Behalf of The Green Technology Group
Chambers USA — Government Contracts (2021)
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award — Top Author (2019)
The Legal 500 United States 2016 — M&A/Corporate and Commercial for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2017-2021), “Rising Star” (2013-2015)
IFLR1000 — Notable Practitioner (2019-2020)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Managing Editor