Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

3 Star Rating     2 reviews

https://www.bassberry.com 
Main Office:

150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800 | Nashville | TN | 37201

Phone: 615-742-6200 | Fax: 615-742-6293

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Year of establishment 1922 Number of partners 128
Number of offices 4 Partner to associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Nashville Percentage of women attorneys 21.00
Number of attorneys 281 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.90
Number of associates 116 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.70
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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Reviews

- Reviewed on March 10, 2021

Cons: Their errors cost us our 105-year old family business.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The hours can be unforgiving and to manage that is your real challenge. You may need to work twelve hours a day and six days a week during certain time periods.

Pros: Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is one of the prestigious law firms to work for. I found that the quality and scope of the work is untouchable. There are very talented attorneys to learn from.

Cons: There is overwhelming amount of favoritism within management and it hurts your growth opportunities. I also found that there is also lack of quality feedback from management.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Overview

Founded on client service in 1922; centered to deliver today. In the early days, our founders developed a reputation for excellence; F.M. Bass, Frank Berry and Cecil Sims were fastidious, intellectually curious and highly sought after. They pioneered our now robust mergers and acquisitions practice by participating in notable transactions such as the Cheek-Neal Coffee Company, known for Maxwell House Coffee, in its sale to Postum in 1928 for $20 million and by representing Fourth and First National Bank in its merger with American National Bank in 1930. A few years later, Cecil Sims initiated one of the firm's first alternative fee arrangements, which lasted from 1934 until the late 1960's, with Vanderbilt University's Chancellor Kirkland. Ninety years after its inception, Bass, Berry & Sims continues to lead clients through increasingly complex legal challenges. Our highly skilled attorney teams aim to provide a profound understanding of our clients' businesses and perspective, sound judgment, efficiency and responsiveness to every matter. Recently, we represented a Nashville-based, leading provider of healthcare services in its leveraged buyout (LBO), which was, at the time, the largest LBO in history; we were engaged as the New York Stock Exchange's Regulatory Auditor; and we successfully tried the largest case in Tennessee involving the breach of a $1.4 billion merger agreement. We advance opportunities and deliver results.


Practice Areas

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Trade Practices
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Broker-Dealer & Financial Products
  • Business Disputes
  • Capital Markets
  • Certificate Of Need & Con Hearings
  • Compliance & Government Investigations
  • Construction Contracts & Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate & Business
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Debt Financing Transactions
  • Economic Development & Corporate Relocation
  • Electronic Data & Technology
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Advocacy & Public Policy
  • Government Contractor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Government Contracts
  • Health It Software Vendor Disputes
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Compliance & Administrative Proceedings
  • Healthcare Contracting Regulatory & Operational
  • Healthcare Disputes
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Healthcare Joint Ventures & Syndications
  • Healthcare Mergers Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Healthcare Real Estate
  • Insurance & Managed Care
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • International Trade
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Managed Care Strategy & Disputes
  • Media Advertising & Marketing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Monitorships
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Partnership Tax
  • Patents
  • Private Equity
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Products Liability & Torts
  • Public Company Advisory
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Regulatory & Administrative Proceedings
  • Securities & Shareholder Litigation
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Utilities - Telecom Energy & Water
  • Venture Capital

Hiring Criteria

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Bass, Berry & Sims looks for candidates who possess high academic achievement and participation in law school activities, a professional desire to help clients, an ambitious nature, and a willingness to work in a collegial team environment. At our firm, we recognize that each attorney adds value through his or her diverse background, exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Pro bono

Bass, Berry and Sims provides pro bono work for multiple organizations including the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Memphis Area Legal Services, local bar associations and nonprofit groups, with a commitment to providing free legal services for low income and disadvantaged people.

Our associate attorneys receive billable hour credit for up to 50 hours per year of pro bono work. Based on the priorities established by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the recommendations of the Court's Access to Justice Commission, Bass, Berry & Sims believed it was important to create more opportunities for attorneys to work on pro bono cases. The firm encourages all attorneys to meet or exceed the expectation of the American Bar Association and Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct that lawyers spend 50 hours each year engaged in pro bono work, primarily by providing direct representation to low income people.

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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Awards and Recognitions


GovCon Blog: Successful GAO Bid Protest of VA Award

Chris Lazarini Provides Insight on Claim Preclusion Following an Award in Arbitration

Bass, Berry & Sims Defends Award in GAO Bid Protest of $143 Million Task Order

Bass, Berry & Sims Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award from M&A Advisor

Robert Echols Receives Rutherford Award from Nashville Bar Foundation

Bass, Berry & Sims Expands Internal Investigations and Government Enforcement Practice with New Member Eli J. Richardson

Bass, Berry & Sims Hosts Fourth Annual Salute to African-American Executives & Emerging Leaders

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Announces Five New Members

Diversity


Diversity is essential to our firm's continued success. It enables us to better understand and appreciate the complexity of our clients' experiences and points of view. We believe that diverse legal teams bring broader perspectives to problem-solving, resulting in better solutions for our clients.

Everyone at Bass, Berry & Sims shares the responsibility of building a workplace rich in diversity, reflecting our clients and the communities we serve. To lead this effort, we have established a Diversity Committee comprised of attorneys, including our managing partner and our hiring partners, with the authority and position to implement our diversity plan.

Summer associate program


As a law student, you are faced with many choices when deciding what path your career may take. You need to consider the type of practice that interests you as well as the culture and atmosphere of the organization where you want to work.

Law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, participate in law school and extra-curricular activities and show an interest in the community are given the opportunity to experience a well-rounded summer at Bass, Berry & Sims. Our program is designed to provide law students with a realistic picture of life as an associate and to assess a candidate's ability to contribute to our firm. The relationships you build and the challenging opportunities you discover over the summer will continue when you begin a legal career with us.

As one of the leading firms in the Southeast, it is important that we create and maintain a talented and diverse body of attorneys within our offices. To this end, we have devoted substantial recruitment efforts to attracting and retaining those attorneys who can bring to our team approach a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.

We have now completed the hiring of second-year students for the summer of 2016. Thank you for your interest.

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