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 AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2030

    We represented AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000%...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Pharos Capital’s post-acute care provider platform, Charter Health Care Group, in its acquisition of two hospice service providers,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15 million Series C round of financing to accelerate its expansion into the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and recovery sector. Previous institutional investors Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP), and Sandbox Advantage Fund led the round.

    We represented axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare consumer benefits platform. In addition to Health Velocity Capital, other participating investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, and Epic Ventures

    We advised Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We are pleased to have advised MRI Interventions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRIC) in its corporate name change to ClearPoint Neuro, Inc....
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Family Legacy, LLC and Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Inc. in their sale to Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC), a company that provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains

    We represented Family Legacy, LLC and Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Inc. in their sale to Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC),...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of LFM Capital in its sale of EDSCO Fasteners, a leading supplier of foundation anchoring systems for critical infrastructure installations, to MiddleGround Capital

    We represented LFM Capital in its sale of EDSCO Fasteners, a leading supplier of foundation anchoring systems for critical infrastructure...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of ResMan, a leading property management SaaS platform provider and Mainsail Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Razz Interactive, a real estate and property management platform

    We represented ResMan, a leading property management SaaS platform provider and Mainsail Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Razz...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in its acquisition of Valify, a healthcare cost management technology platform

    We represented HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in its acquisition of Valify, a healthcare...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of LFM Capital in its investment in J&E Precision Tools, a Massachusetts-based leading precision components manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industry

    We represented LFM Capital in its investment in J&E Precision Tools, a Massachusetts-based leading precision components manufacturer for the aerospace...
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    Client Type: Private 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
Nicholas M. Bessette
Associate
Susan K. Bilbro
Counsel
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
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
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