Financial Services

For companies in the financial services industry, it is critical to engage legal counsel that understands the regulatory environment in which they operate and the business challenges they face. Our attorneys have decades of experience working with the full spectrum of financial services companies, including state- and nationally-chartered local, regional and national banks (public and private) and their holding companies; federal and state-chartered thrifts; agent banks; insurance companies and their holding companies; health maintenance organizations; preferred provider organizations; captive insurers; insurance brokers; insurance agencies; third-party administrators ; representatives and investment advisors; trust companies; and brokerage firms.

For our financial services industry clients and others, we provide counsel in the areas of corporate and securities, regulatory and enforcement, debt finance and litigation on a wide range of needs, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory and securities law compliance
  • Entity formation and capital raising
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Financial, insurance depository products
  • Lending transactions
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Shareholder rights
  • Financial services litigation
  • Securities litigation and arbitration
  • Insurance coverage disputes and litigation
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy

Attorneys serving our financial services clients have received important accolades, including eight of our attorneys who are listed in A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance AttorneysChambers USA has consistently ranked Bass, Berry & Sims as one of the top banking and finance law firms in Tennessee for the past 10 years. In their research, Chambers concluded the firm is a “stellar outfit providing services across the financial services spectrum. Represents borrowers and lenders on matters ranging from commercial lending to regulatory compliance … The team is praised for its ‘high level of expertise and professionalism,’ as well as its ‘combination of good legal expertise and understanding of the business matters at hand.’ Clients add: ‘They are very accessible and have worked with amazing speed and diligence.'” (from Chambers USA 2017)

Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
Katie Day
Associate
Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Leslie M. Ford
Member
E. Bruce Foster, Jr.
Member (retired)
Michael C. Gibson
Member
Thomas Gossett
Associate
B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
David W. Harper, Jr.
Associate
Cheyne W. Harris
Associate
R. Turner Henderson
Associate
D. Scott Holley
Member
Brian R. Iverson
Member
Julie N. Jones
Member (retired)
Robins H. Ledyard
Member
Jason S. Lewallen
Member
Vincent B. Lillegard
Associate
G. Mark Mamantov
Member
Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.
Member
James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.
Associate
Jordana Katz Nelson
Senior Public Finance Attorney
Michael S. Peek
Member
Marisa Rouse
Associate
Jill E. Schwartz
Associate
John S. Seehorn
Member
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
Molly Shasteen
Senior Attorney
Katherine Smalley
Associate
John C. Speer
Member
Amanda Elliott Stanley
Counsel
Justin T. Starling
Member
John A. Stemmler
Member
Amy Worrell Sterling
Senior Litigation Attorney
Michael A. Stewart
Member
James S. Tate, Jr.
Member
T. Stephen C. Taylor
Member
Bob F. Thompson
Member (retired)
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V
Member
Price W. Wilson
Member

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