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.
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented Tivity Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.
Represented CoreCivic in the refinancing of their bank credit facilities
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.
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
Represented Eckhart, Inc. in its acquisition of Logic Plus
Represented CoreCivic in the negotiation of a 400,500 square foot build-to-suit correctional facility
Represented CoreCivic in the purchase of the five-story, 261,000 square foot Capital Commerce Center in Tallahassee
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2019); 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 (1995-2020)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)