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 Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in its sale to Stone Point Capital, an investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with over $40 billion of assets under management. Tivity Health stockholders received $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Tivity Health’s common stock ceased trading and will no longer be listed on Nasdaq.
Representation of Vektek, a portfolio company of LFM Capital and a market leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic clamps and related products that are used to secure parts during the metal cutting process associated with CNC machining, in its sale to CNL Strategic Capital, a company that owns private companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its investment in Washington-based Rainier Industries – a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial shade, shelter, and display solutions.
Representation of Tivity Health in a syndicated loan transaction providing the company with a $400 million senior secured term loan B facility and a $100 million senior secured revolving facility.
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
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 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
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2008-2022); 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 (1995-2023)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)