Mitch Walker focuses on representation of public companies and underwriters in public offerings and in mergers and acquisitions. Mitch works with boards of directors, officers, executives, special committees, loan issuers and underwriters on matters from the financial services, food and beverage, real estate and retail sectors.
His practice involves:
Representation of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX), owner and operator of J. Alexander’s Restaurant, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and selected other restaurants, in its $220 million all cash sale to SPB Hospitality LLC, a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants.
Since J. Alexander’s first opened in 1991, Bass, Berry & Sims has served as primary corporate and securities counsel to the company for more than 30 years. Additional details about the transaction can be found in the official news release.
Represented of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced almost $2 billion in indebtedness
Representation of Christie Cookie Co., a Nashville-based gourmet cookie bakery, in its sale to Rich Products Corporation, a multinational food products corporation
CoreCivic acquired Time to Change, Inc.
Represented Warner Music Group in the sale of its interest in Word Entertainment
Represented the underwriters in Corrections Corporation of America’s at the market public offering of up to $200,000,000 shares of common stock
Represented underwriter, Wells Fargo Securities, in Corrections Corporation of America’s public offering
Represented Ryman Hospitality Properties in a 2015 144A offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% senior notes
Represented The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and certain equity interests of Del Monte Capitol Meat Co. and its affiliated companies
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2004-2022)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Corporate Compliance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015); Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” (2013, 2012); Nashville Mutual Funds Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2012); Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2003-2023)
Who’s Who Legal — Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions (2018-2021)
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2011-2018)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Phi Delta Phi
Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law (1979-1982)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Member (1980-1982)