Corporate & Securities

Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets transactions, executive compensation issues, corporate governance and shareholder activism. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies and have assisted many more in a number of high-profile, high-stakes engagements.

Chambers USA researchers have concluded that our corporate team is a “Preeminent group highly recommended for its expertise in big-ticket M&A transactions, including a significant amount of cross-border matters. Also has a wealth of experience advising on private offerings and shareholder activism issues. Maintains an enviable reputation for its work in major healthcare deals and also highly regarded for its work in the energy, technology, retail and financial services spheres. Additionally, the firm has extensive expertise in advising public companies and their executive boards on sophisticated corporate and securities matters, with further noteworthy expertise in private equity.” (from Chambers USA 2020) During the Chambers research process, one client admired the group for being “very knowledgeable, thorough and very conscious of what we need them to do – and they manage their priorities very well” while another source appreciated that the team “provides a New York level of expertise and skill, but at smaller market rates, which is really valuable.” (from Chambers USA 2020) Previous editions of Chambers reported “Their commitment is second to none” and “They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms.” (from Chambers USA 2018) and “The firm’s performance was outstanding. I’d put them up there with the big firms globally – some of the finest attorneys I’ve seen.” (from Chambers USA 2015) Chambers ranked us in the highest tier in Corporate/M&A in the state of Tennessee for 18 consecutive years, with 10 of our corporate lawyers receiving individual rankings in 2020.

Our Corporate & Securities attorneys are leaders in industry organizations and have been recognized for their significant contributions to clients and for their accomplishments. One of our partners is a past Chair of the 4,000-member American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, and other members of our group have led numerous committees, subcommittees and task forces within the ABA’s Business Law Section. In addition, more than 20 attorneys were recognized in corporate categories in Best Lawyers in America® 2019 and Corporate Board Member has ranked us for 11 consecutive years as the #1 corporate law firm in the Nashville metropolitan area.

  • We represented ALS Education, Inc., an education dropout prevention and recovery program, in the sale of its charter school management...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management.  Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.

    We served as lead legal counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc., a late stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing the many...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR) in a new financing with J.P. Morgan, funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value providing a $50 million asset-based credit line (ABL), a 5.5-year $150 million term loan, and a $65 million preferred stock issuance, respectively. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to repay the current principal balance of $70 million on its term loans due in 2022, to redeem its current $100 million outstanding preferred stock, prior to the increase in redemption premium at March 31, 2021, and pay off its fixed interest rate swap of $14 million. The transaction enables the company to strengthen its balance sheet by extending its capital structure’s maturity at an attractive blended cost of capital, allowing the company financial flexibility to continue its current business transformation efforts.

    We represented NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR) in a new financing with J.P. Morgan, funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in its offering of $350,000,000 of 3.625% senior notes due 2029.

    We represented Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in its offering of $350,000,000 of 3.625% senior notes due 2029. BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., a physician-founded and led organization providing services across the acute episode of care in its acquisition of Southwest Pulmonary Associates, LLP, a critical care and pulmonary medicine group based in Texas.

    We represented Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., a physician-founded and led organization providing services across the acute episode of care in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Regent Surgical Health, an ambulatory surgery center management and development company, in its strategic investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., an international investment management firm, and Ascension Capital, an investment affiliate of Ascension.

    We represented Regent Surgical Health, an ambulatory surgery center management and development company, in its strategic investment from TowerBrook Capital...
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  • Representation of Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and physician-centric, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group, in its acquisition of Family Care Physicians, LLP is a Florida-based medical group practice specializing in family and geriatric medicine.

    We represented Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and physician-centric, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) in its definitive agreement to sell 80 percent of Brookdale Health Care Services, the Brentwood-based company’s home health and outpatient therapy division, to HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in an all-cash transaction for $400 million

    We represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in its definitive agreement to sell 80 percent of Brookdale Health Care Services, the...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Healthcare Bluebook in its acquisition of the Quality division of Quantros, Inc., a leading provider of quality analytics software for healthcare providers and payors. Healthcare Bluebook uses industry-leading objective quality and price data and claims-driven ROI reporting to deliver healthcare value insights to consumers, employers, and healthcare providers and payors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Healthcare Bluebook in its acquisition of the Quality division of Quantros, Inc., a leading provider of quality analytics...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000.

    We represented ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000. B. Riley Securities acted...
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    Client Type: Public Company
Marc E. Ackerman
Counsel
John R. Adgent
Associate
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Martha B. Allard
Counsel
Richard W. Arnholt
Member
Taylor J. Ashley
Member
Dixon Babb
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Gardner B. Bell
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Nicholas M. Bessette
Associate
Susan K. Bilbro
Counsel
Courtney  L. Black
Associate
Kolby  A. Boyd
Associate
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
Lauren  A. Brown
Associate
Emily A. Burrows
Member
Curtis Capeling
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Stefanie Colletier
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Member
Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
Member
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
J. Page Davidson
Member
K. Stewart Day
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
Member
Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
R. Todd Ervin
Member
Curtis L. Fisher
Member
D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
Lara A. Flatau
Member
John L. Fuller
Member
Ali Gallagher
Associate
Harry L. Goldsmith
Senior Advisor
B. Riney Green
Member
Sarah E. Guthrie
Associate
Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Andrew Hard
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Member
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
Grant Hauss
Associate
Michael R. Hill
Member
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
Johnathan D. Holbrook
Associate
D. Scott Holley
Member
Michael J. Holley
Member
Lauren B. Huddleston
Associate
Angela Humphreys
Member
Tyler Huseman
Associate
J. Patrick Huston
Associate
Chris Johnson
Associate
Kris Kemp
Member
Jay H. Knight
Member
Eric J. Knox
Member
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Robins H. Ledyard
Member
Philip M. Lewis
Member
James R. Litzow
Associate
Mark Manner
Member
David W. Marshburn
Associate
George H. Masterson
Member
Richard F. Mattern
Member
R. Davis Mello
Member
Bryan W. Metcalf
Member
Lori B. Morgan
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
Member
Jason Northcutt
Member
Andrea N. Orr
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Todd R. Overman
Member
Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Oliver H. Peglow
Attorney
Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Todd J. Rolapp
Managing Partner
Sehrish Siddiqui
Member
Susan V. Sidwell
Member
Brian L. Sims
Member
J. Paul Singleton
Member
Jonathan D. Stanley
Member
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
W. Benjamin Tarpley
Associate
T. Stephen C. Taylor
Member
G. Scott Thomas
Member
Oscar L. Thomas
Counsel
Shelley R. Thomas
Member
Sara Vance
Associate
David R. Venturella
Associate
Kurt Vincent
Associate
Tyler H. Wadlington
Associate
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Member
Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Brian K. Wilke
Associate
Price W. Wilson
Member
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate
Lora A. Wuerdeman
Associate