Jim Tate focuses his practice primarily on representing public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors in syndicated bank credit facilities. Jim also represents banks and other lenders in lending transactions and handles a variety of real estate projects.
Jim’s practice involves:
A private pilot, Jim enjoys addressing aviation-related matters for clients, including the sale, purchase and financing of aircraft. Jim is also actively involved in the firm’s legal opinion practice, primarily with respect to matters of Tennessee law in multi-state financing transactions.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
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 i3 Verticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIV), an integrated payment and software solutions provider, in its offering of $138 million aggregate principal amount of 1.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2025, its concurrent amendment to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and its concurrent entrance into exchangeable note hedge and warrant transactions with certain financial institutions. BofA Securities served as the representative of the initial purchasers of the exchangeable notes
Representation of LFM Capital in its investment in ShopSabre, a leading designer and manufacturer of CNC routers and plasma tables that are used in a variety of high-precision machining operations to cut wood, steel, aluminum and other metals
Represented Tivity Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.
Represented CoreCivic in the refinancing of their bank credit facilities
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, Eckhart Inc., in its acquisition of Gasper Engineering, a full-service industrial automation systems integrator and specialty machine builder located in Indiana
Represented LFM Capital in the financing of its acquisition of Fecon, LLC, a maker of mulchers and other forest management equipment
Represented LFM Capital in its acquisition of a forestry mulching equipment manufacturer
Represented LFM Capital in Michigan-based manufacturer
Represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for a total net proceeds of $92.5 million.
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2020); Real Estate (2005-2006)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016); Nashville Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015); Nashville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2010)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (1995-2021)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)