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Tennessee Banking & Finance
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About

Provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Banking & Financial Services Practice 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.

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Tennessee
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What the team is known for

Stellar outfit providing services across the financial services spectrum. Represents borrowers and lenders in matters ranging from commercial lending to regulatory compliance. Experienced 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 and syndicated loans, as well as bank M&A and the formation of subsidiaries.

Notable Practitioners

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Cynthia N Sellers
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Cynthia N Sellers
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Cynthia Sellers is a leading practitioner. She is recognized for her high-quality work on financings and bond issuances, with notable work in the retail sector. She also has a considerable understanding of lending issues in the healthcare space.
"She thinks about the broader implications of the specific task at hand and looks at our transactions holistically. She has always been very responsive."

Felix R Dowsley III
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Felix R Dowsley III
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Felix Dowsley is a longstanding presence in Tennessee and continues to advise on a variety of significant financings. He handles a consistent stream of work from both borrowers and lenders, with his deal list featuring mandates on behalf of REITs as well as financings relating to private equity investments.
"Felix is an excellent practitioner."

D. Scott Holley
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D. Scott Holley
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Scott Holley is a noted practitioner with a deep understanding of debt securities, as well as banking M&A and associated regulatory matters.

James S Tate Jr
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James S Tate Jr
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Jim Tate acts for a variety of banks, as well as corporate borrowers, and has notable experience assisting private equity houses with the financing for high-value buyouts.

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Cynthia N Sellers
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Cynthia N Sellers
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Felix R Dowsley III
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Felix R Dowsley III
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James S Tate Jr
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James S Tate Jr
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D. Scott Holley
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D. Scott Holley
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Banking & Finance: Regulatory

D. Scott Holley
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D. Scott Holley
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Clients

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD)

Cracker Barrel (Nasdaq: CBRL)

Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB)

Merchants & Marine Bankcorp, Inc.

NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR)

Industries

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Capital markets

Corporate finance

Energy

Government contracts

Healthcare

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Wholesale/retail