Doug Franck practices in the areas of business and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance and general corporate counsel. Doug has significant experience in the representation of businesses in various industries – including IT, software, healthcare, manufacturing, food and beverage, and finance – in their formation and operation, as well as mergers, sales and acquisition activities, capital raising transactions and corporate governance issues. He represents venture capital and private equity funds in their formation and strategic investment transactions. Doug also has experience in representation of issuers in public and private asset-backed securitization transactions, and provides guidance on mortgage servicing arrangements and transactions involving the purchase and sale of mortgage loan pools and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs).
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Governance Law, 2023 "Lawyer of the Year," Nashville, Corporate Governance Law, 2019 Corporate Governance Law, 2016-2023 Corporate Law, 2016-2023 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023 Listed in Chambers USA Corporate/M&A, 2010-2018 Listed in Nashville Business Journal, “Best of the Bar," Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2012 Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions - Led teams in closing over 50 private equity and venture capital transactions, including restructurings and recapitalizations. Led teams in M&A transactions for several companies - Led teams in the sale, merger and purchase transactions for several companies and divisions thereof, including software, manufacturing, finance, publishing, healthcare, professional service and technology companies. Led teams in complex structured finance and asset-backed securitization transactions - Led teams in complex structured finance transactions, including representation of issuers in over 25 asset backed securitization (ABS) offerings of over $4 billion dollars of manufactured housing and mortgage loans, and commercial paper conduit transactions ranging in size from $150 million to $500 million. Represented clients in closing the purchase and sale of mortgage loan pools and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) - Represented clients in closing over 30 purchase and sale transactions involving mortgage loan pools, mortgage servicing rights and other financial asset pools ranging in size from $10 million to over $2 billion, as well as third party loan servicing arrangements. Represented lenders and borrowers - Represented lenders and borrowers in various loan transactions including asset-based facilities. Real estate syndication and private placement - Counsel to local real estate company on syndication and private placement matters. Sale of Stock of Sy.Med Development, Inc. to HealthStream, Inc. - Represented Sy.Med Developments, Inc., a provider of physician credentialing software to over 800 customers, in the sale of 100% of its issued and outstanding securities to HealthStream, Inc., a Nashville-based publicly traded company in the healthcare research and education industry.