Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Banking & Finance Department

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Banking & Financial Services Summary

Our attorneys have decades of experience working with the full spectrum of financial services companies. All types of banking and financial institutions rely on our attorneys to advise and assist them in their dealings within a complex regulatory environment. In addition, we have a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of debt financing garnered through a long history of representing both lenders and borrowers.

We provide counsel in the areas of corporate and securities, regulatory and enforcement, debt finance and litigation on a variety of needs:

  • 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 & litigation
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy

Debt Financing Transactions

We have represented borrowers and lenders in over $45 billion of debt financing transactions in the last five years, including:

  • 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


Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD)

Citizens State Bank

Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB)

Merchants & Marine Bankcorp, Inc.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI)


Capital markets

Corporate finance


Government contracts




Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)