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: ‘Their commitment is second to none’ … Another interviewee reports: ‘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 16 consecutive years, with 11 of our corporate lawyers receiving individual rankings in 2018. 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 corporate attorneys from our firm have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Corporate Board Member has ranked us for 11 consecutive years as the #1 corporate law firm in the Nashville metropolitan area.

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
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
Emily A. Burrows
Associate
Curtis Capeling
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
David Cox
Member
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
J. Page Davidson
Member
K. Stewart Day
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
John A. Greer
Senior IP Attorney
Nick L. Grunenwald
Associate
Andrew Hard
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
Michael E. Hill
Associate
Michael R. Hill
Member
S. Ryan Hoffman
Associate
Johnathan D. Holbrook
Associate
D. Scott Holley
Member
Michael J. Holley
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
Tyler Huseman
Associate
Kris Kemp
Member
William J. Kent
Associate
Joseph A. Kimmet
Associate
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
Associate
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Oliver H. Peglow
Attorney
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Ryan M. Richards
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
Samuel E. Stumpf Jr.
Member (retired)
W. Benjamin Tarpley
Associate
T. Stephen C. Taylor
Member
G. Scott Thomas
Member
Oscar L. Thomas
Counsel
Shelley R. Thomas
Member
Bob F. Thompson
Member (retired)
Ashley N. Thurman
Associate
Craig R. Turner
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

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