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. 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 2021) During the Chambers research process, one client admired the group saying “The sophistication of the work is certainly very high, and there is a level of attentiveness that I get from them that I don’t get elsewhere.” Another client notes that the team provides “really excellent service,” explaining: “They understand the law, but also what our business needs.” (from Chambers USA 2021) Previous editions of Chambers reported the firm was “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); “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 19 consecutive years (2003-2021), with 10 of our corporate lawyers receiving individual rankings in 2021.

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® 2021.

Marc E. Ackerman
Counsel
John R. Adgent
Associate
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
Member
Dixon Babb
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Annie Batcheller
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
Whitney R. Burnley
Associate
Emily A. Burrows
Member
Bryan  P. Bylica
Member
Curtis Capeling
Member
Christopher J. Climo
Associate
Laura J. Cohen
Senior Corporate Attorney
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
Parker Batey Davis
Associate
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
Fady Ghaly
Associate
Harry L. Goldsmith
Senior Advisor
B. Riney Green
Member
Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Member
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
Kris Kemp
Member
John Keny
Associate
Jay H. Knight
Member
Eric J. Knox
Member
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Robins H. Ledyard
Member
Noah J. Lewis
Associate
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
Andrea N. Orr
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Todd R. Overman
Member
Carter-William Palek
Associate
Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Oliver H. Peglow
Attorney
Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Todd J. Rolapp
Managing Partner
Grant Sharp
Associate
Emily Shiever
Associate
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
David R. Venturella
Associate
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Member
Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Patton L. Webb
Associate
Price W. Wilson
Member
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate
Bradley L. Yenter
Associate

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