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 on big-ticket M&A transactions, including an increasing volume of cross-border matters. Also has a wealth of experience advising on private offerings and shareholder activism issues. … Additionally, the firm has extensive expertise in advising public companies on sophisticated corporate and securities matters.” Clients say: “The firm is one of the best I have worked with in my entire career.” (from Chambers USA 2019) “Their commitment is second to none.” and “They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms.” (from Chambers USA 2018) Chambers ranked us in the highest tier in Corporate/M&A in the state of Tennessee for 17 consecutive years, with 11 of our corporate lawyers receiving individual rankings in 2019. In a previous edition, Chambers reports, “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)

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.

  • Representation of Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) in its acquisition of Togast, a company that specializes in the design, sourcing and sale of licensed footwear, for $34 million, plus an earnout of up to $34 million

    We represented Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) in its acquisition of Togast, a company that specializes in the design, sourcing and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, Inc., the parent company for Community Bank & Trust located in Ashland City, Tennessee, in its definitive agreement to sell to Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) for $37 million in an approximately 50% stock and 50% cash transaction.

    We represented Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, Inc., the parent company for Community Bank & Trust located in Ashland City, Tennessee,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Bravo Wellness, a national provider of employee wellness solutions and portfolio company of ABS Capital, in its sale to Medical Mutual, a health insurance company based in Ohio

    We represented Bravo Wellness, an ABS Capital portfolio company, in its sale to Medical Mutual, a health insurance company based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million

    We represented TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 2.750% senior notes due 2030.

    We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Gen Cap America, a Nashville-based private equity firm that provides equity for management buyouts, division spinoffs, and recapitalizations of profitable, well-established middle-market businesses, in its acquisition of Griffin Gear, a South Carolina-based provider of gearing products for industrial applications

    We represented Gen Cap America, a Nashville-based private equity firm that provides equity for management buyouts, division spinoffs, and recapitalizations...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of The Bakery Companies, a baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments

    We represented The Bakery Companies, a Tennessee-based baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments, a middle-market private equity...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of MyHealthDirect, a digital care coordination platform, in its sale to Experian Health

    We represented MyHealthDirect, a provider of digital care coordination platform that optimizes scheduling for providers, payers and consumers, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $250,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented BioScrip, Inc. in its merger with Option Care Enterprises, Inc. The newly combined company, Option Care Health, Inc., emerges as the largest independent home and alternate site infusion services provider in the United States. Option Care Health’s common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol BIOS.

     

    We represented BioScrip, Inc. in its merger with Option Care Enterprises, Inc. The newly combined company, Option Care Health, Inc.,...
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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
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Gardner B. Bell
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Susan K. Bilbro
Counsel
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
Mark B. Buente
Associate
Emily A. Burrows
Associate
Curtis Capeling
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Stefanie Colletier
Associate
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
Member
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
J. Page Davidson
Member
K. Stewart Day
Associate
Ali Deatherage
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
Member
Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
R. Todd Ervin
Member
Greg Everett
Associate
Curtis L. Fisher
Member
D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
Lara A. Flatau
Member
John L. Fuller
Member
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
Associate
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
Associate
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
Dillon Reid
Associate
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Todd J. Rolapp
Managing Partner
Sehrish Siddiqui
Member
Susan V. Sidwell
Member
Brian L. Sims
Member
J. Paul Singleton
Associate
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
Ashley N. Thurman
Associate
Rodrigo N. Valle
Associate
Timothy Van Hal
Associate
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

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