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Tatjana Paterno has represented public and private companies in M&A transactions valued over $17 billion in the aggregate and securities transactions valued over $2.5 billion in the aggregate. In addition to her M&A and securities practice, Tatjana advises clients on disclosure, executive compensation and governance issues, as well as shareholder proposals and challenges from activist shareholders. Her clients include healthcare, wellness, information technology, manufacturing and senior living companies. She is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients.

Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and is actively involved in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, including editing of the Model Asset Purchase Agreement and co-chairing the Membership Committee. Tatjana is also a member of the working group that compiles the widely-recognized "Deal Points Study," a study of negotiated M&A terms that is published biannually by the ABA Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. 

Tatjana has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Mid-South Super Lawyers for the past three years. She is fluent in Russian and Estonian.


Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
150 Third Avenue, South
Suite 2800
Nashville, TN 37201

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Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions


Legal Services

Law School

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

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