Todd Rolapp is Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims and chairs the firm’s Executive Committee. He leads the strategic priorities of the firm, including performance, growth, client service, diversity and pro bono initiatives.
Todd represents Bass, Berry & Sims in the Hackathon Alliance, a group of law firms committed to piloting innovative programs to help close the gender gap in law firms. He also is a board member of the National Organization for Workforce Diversity and You Have the Power, a not-for-profit that serves to educate and empower those impacted by violent crime. Todd sits on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council, and is a former Chair of the Nashville Chamber’s Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee. In June 2016, he was named a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017.
Prior to his election as Managing Partner in 2013, Todd served as Chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the Executive Compensation Practice Group where he advised public companies on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and SEC reporting. He was a former member of the Advisory Board of corporatecounsel.net. He continues to represent a small number of international corporate clients in U.S. merger and acquisition transactions.
Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council — Board Member
Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 — Economic Development Committee (former Chair)
Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017
National Organization for Workforce Diversity — Board Member
You Have the Power — Board Member
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
corporatecounsel.net — Advisory Board (former member)
Represented Delek US Holdings, Inc. as lead real estate and finance counsel in the spin-out of a publicly traded master limited partnership for $210 million
Completed the initial public offering of a NYSE-listed shopping center REIT
Represented Emdeon Inc. in its $260 million acquisition of Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates, Inc.
Served as corporate counsel to United Natural Foods, Inc. in its first cross-border transaction, the acquisition of the SunOpta Distribution Group
Represented National Surgical Hospitals in its recapitalization transaction, in partnership with senior management, with Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A, Eminent Practitioner (2014-2022); Corporate/M&A (2005-2013)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2023); Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2023, 2014); Nashville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2022); Nashville Corporate Compliance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2021); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2020, 2016); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2012)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2006-2023)
Nashville Business Journal — Power 100 “Industry Giant” (2019)
Nashville Post “In Charge” — Legal Sector (2013-2022)
Nashville Business Journal “Most Admired CEO” (2017)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012, 2022)
James A. Bidlake Award for Legal Writing and Research