Brian Sims focuses his practice on matters relating to corporate governance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Brian provides guidance on a variety of transactional matters, including Exchange Act reporting, public and private company acquisition and disposition and Section 16 compliance.
Brian’s experience includes assisting clients on matters related to:
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as Assistant General Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, Fecon, LLC, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment and related accessories, in its acquisition of Vermeer Forestry Mulching Products, a manufacturer of high-quality tree-care, agricultural, underground construction, surface mining, and environmental equipment.
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 J. Knipper and Company, Inc. – one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management services and a Court Square portfolio company – and its affiliates, including KnippeRx, in its acquisition of Eagle Pharmacy – a Florida-based full-service, direct-to-patient (DTP) pharmacy. This strategic transaction for KnippeRx will expand the company’s pharmacy programs, scale and automation capabilities.
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition of Diamabrush, a manufacturer of advanced abrasive technology utilized in various building, maintenance and construction applications
Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm
Representation of LFM Capital in its sale of EDSCO Fasteners, a leading supplier of foundation anchoring systems for critical infrastructure installations, to MiddleGround Capital
Representation of LFM Capital in its investment in J&E Precision Tools, a Massachusetts-based leading precision components manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industry
Representation of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Partners, a premier provider of radiology services to Middle Tennessee, in its partnership with Radiology Partners, the largest physician-led and physician-owned radiology practice in the United States
Representation of J&J Services, Inc. in its investment from Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) for $24.8 million in a combination of first-lien, senior secured term debt and a direct equity investment. J&J Services, Inc. is a second-generation family-owned business providing roll-off dumpster and portable toilet rental services to an expansive base of residential, commercial, and demolition customers.
Represented a private equity firm in making a mezzanine loan and preferred equity co-investment to fund a strategic’s acquisition of 97 franchise restaurants
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2018-2020)
Vanderbilt University — Alumni Association
Vanderbilt University — Dean’s Scholar
Scholastic Excellence Award for First Honors in Comparative Perspectives in Counter-Terrorism
Best Oral Advocate for Legal Writing Section (2008)