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 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
  • 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
  • We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.

    We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire the operations and real estate of Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI), in a cash transaction for $230 million.

    We represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire the operations and real estate of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million

    We represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million, plus an earnout payment...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) in its definitive agreement to acquire Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), a recognized leader in healthcare supply chain management.

    We represented HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) in its definitive agreement to acquire Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), a recognized...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.

    We represented Serco Inc. in its acquisition of Alion Science & Technology Corporation's Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox

    We represented C-III Capital Partners, a fully-diversified asset management and commercial real estate services company, in its sale of California-based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented SERVPRO in its recapitalization transaction, in partnership with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms

    We represented SERVPRO in its recapitalization transaction, in partnership with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. Blackstone is...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Marc E. Ackerman
Counsel
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Martha B. Allard
Counsel
Richard W. Arnholt
Member
Taylor J. Ashley
Associate
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Associate
Gardner B. Bell
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Susan K. Bilbro
Counsel
Elizabeth  A. Bounds
Associate
Robert L. Brewer
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
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
Senior Corporate Attorney
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
Andrew Hard
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
Michael R. Hill
Member
S. Ryan Hoffman
Associate
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
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
Todd J. Rolapp
Managing Partner
Sehrish Siddiqui
Member
Susan V. Sidwell
Member
Brian L. Sims
Associate
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