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.
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.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce — Board of Directors (former member); Former General Counsel, Board
Moving Forward — Former Chairman
Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 — Economic Development Committee, Former Chair
Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017
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)
Duke University School of Law — James A. Bidlake Award for Legal Writing and Research