Debt Financing Transactions

Institutional clients have turned to Bass, Berry & Sims for representation in more than $40 billion of debt financing transactions in the last five years.

We have a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of debt financing garnered through a long history of representing both lenders and borrowers. We represent a broad range of institutional lenders in financing transactions, regulatory matters and general commercial matters. We also represent public and private companies and investors in the negotiation and documentation of syndicated credit facilities and other large corporate financings. From our offices across the state of Tennessee and in Washington, D.C., we have notable experience in healthcare finance and the representation of REITs and REOCs in large syndicated and single bank credit facilities (both secured and unsecured).

In addition, our team has experience working with regional centers, investors and developers on various financing transactions related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. This initiative was created by Congress in 1992 to stimulate U.S. economic growth through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.

Lenders and borrowers rely on us for our sophisticated, practical and efficient approach to financing matters.

Chambers USA has consistently ranked Bass, Berry & Sims as one of the top banking and finance law firms in Tennessee for the past 11 years. In their research, Chambers concluded the firm is “A stellar outfit providing services across the financial services spectrum. Represents borrowers and lenders in matters ranging from commercial lending to regulatory compliance. Experienced in handling large-scale transactions for a broad range of clients including regional and national banks, insurance companies and private equity firms. Demonstrates expertise in debt refinancing, M&A and syndicated loans. Strengths Sources report the group is ‘excellent in handling large and complex transactions’ in the banking and finance sector. Clients also praise the firm’s ‘responsive and diligent’ approach.” (from Chambers USA 2018)

What we do:

  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Healthcare finance
  • Public offerings and private placements of debt securities
  • Senior credit facilities with private equity companies
  • Mezzanine and subordinated finance
  • Construction lending
  • Workouts and restructurings
  • Asset-based credit facilities
  • Project financings
  • Sale/leaseback transactions
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program financial transactions

Who we serve:

  • National, regional and local banks
  • Public and private borrowers
  • Agent banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Issuers, underwriters and placement agents
  • REITs and REOCs
  • For-profit healthcare companies
  • Distressed asset investors
  • Regional Centers, investors and developers affiliated with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
  • Represented Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete in the refinancing of its senior credit facilities

    We represented Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete in the refinancing of its senior credit facilities. The new credit agreement provides for...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in the $109.5 million sale leaseback of real property located in Indiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Mexico with FXI, Inc.

    We represented New Mountain Capital in the $109.5 million sale leaseback of real property located in Indiana, New Mexico, Mississippi,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented CoreCivic in the refinancing of their bank credit facilities

    We represented CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) in the refinancing of their bank credit facilities. The new credit agreement provides for a $200...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Brookdale Senior Living in connection with the financing of loans on its Freedom Square and Freedom Village at Brandywine communities

    We represented Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., as part of its joint venture with HCP, Inc., in connection with the financing...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) in connection with the refinancing of its existing term loan and revolving credit facilities totaling $650 million

    We represented Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) in connection with the refinancing of its existing term loan and revolving credit facilities...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented CoreCivic in the purchase of the five-story, 261,000 square foot Capital Commerce Center in Tallahassee

    We represented CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) in the purchase of the five-story, 261,000 square foot Capital Commerce Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  CoreCivic...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented a joint-venture affiliate of a real estate investment and management firm in the $60 million purchase of an office building in Baltimore

    We represented a joint-venture affiliate of a real estate investment and management firm in the $60 million purchase of an...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the closing of a ground lease and financing for the redevelopment of the historic Amtrak Central Station passenger-service terminal in downtown Memphis

    We represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the closing of a ground lease and financing for the redevelopment of the...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, LLC in connection with a downstream project-level construction financing of a behavioral health facility

    We represented CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, LLC in connection with a downstream project-level construction financing of a behavioral health facility...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the formation of a $20 million joint venture as well as the negotiation and closing of a $24 million construction loan for the development of the 119-room Hilton Curio Hotel

    We represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the formation of a $20 million joint venture with a current land owner/master...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
Katie Day
Associate
Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Leslie M. Ford
Member
Michael C. Gibson
Member
Thomas Gossett
Associate
B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
Nathaniel F. Greene
Associate
David W. Harper, Jr.
Associate
Julie N. Jones
Member (retired)
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
Jessica R. Reeves
Associate
Marisa Rouse
Associate
Jill E. Schwartz
Associate
John S. Seehorn
Member
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
Molly Shasteen
Senior Attorney
Katherine Smalley
Associate
Richard R. Spore, III
Member
Amanda Elliott Stanley
Counsel
Justin T. Starling
Member
John A. Stemmler
Member
James S. Tate, Jr.
Member
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V
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