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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Current Needs

Bass, Berry & Sims has a welcoming, respectful and collaborative culture that fosters success in our lateral attorneys. Much of our firm's leadership joined the firm through our lateral recruiting program, including our current Managing Partner, members of our Executive Committee and Practice Group Chairs. We strive to make our lateral recruiting process as smooth as possible. As a candidate moves through the interview process, attorneys from diverse backgrounds within the practice group in which the candidate is interested are actively involved so that the candidate receives insightful information regarding our practice and firm culture. After joining our firm, our lateral attorneys are fully and seamlessly integrated into both their practice group and other areas within the firm, such as involvement on various firm committees.


Nashville

Associate — Corporate & Securities

Our Corporate & Securities Practice Group is comprised of various specialized areas, including Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities Offerings, Executive Compensation, Shareholder Activism and more. Associates in these practice areas have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including public company representation, public and private equity and debt securities offerings as both issuer's and underwriter's counsel, mergers and acquisitions, including going private transactions, venture capital financings and corporate governance matters.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for our Nashville office with two-to-five years of sophisticated corporate experience for our Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Mergers and acquisitions experience and some exposure to public company representation is preferred. In addition, candidates must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner of our firm. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate — Healthcare

Our Healthcare Practice Group is a broad, integrated and interdisciplinary team of attorneys that bring together the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly-regulated industries in the United States. We represent a variety of healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems, ancillary service providers, large physician groups, long-term care providers, and disease management companies. Associates in our Healthcare Practice will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, contracting, regulatory and operational matters, compliance and more.

Our Nashville office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least four years of healthcare regulatory and transactional experience. Experience with managed care clients is a plus. In addition, candidates must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner of our firm. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate — Employee Benefits

Bass, Berry & Sims has one of the most experienced and sophisticated Employee Benefits practices in the Southeast. We partner with public and private employers, benefits consultants and third party administrators in the design, drafting, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive range of employee benefits plans. Our attorneys also: (i) provide ERISA fiduciary guidance and guide employers through the changing landscape of employer-sponsored health plans; and (ii) provide employee benefits expertise in mergers and acquisitions and with respect to executive compensation.

Our Nashville office is seeking an attorney with at least two years of solid ERISA and employee benefits experience. Experience with executive compensation is helpful, but is not required. Consideration will be given to candidates with an LLM in Tax. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in working in a highly collaborative environment that encourages associates to work directly with clients. In addition, candidates must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner of our firm. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.


Memphis

Associate — Healthcare

Our Healthcare Practice Group is a broad, integrated and interdisciplinary team of attorneys that bring together the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly-regulated industries in the United States. We represent a variety of healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems, ancillary service providers, large physician groups, long-term care providers, and disease management companies. Associates in our Healthcare Practice will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, contracting, regulatory and operational matters, compliance and more.

Our Memphis office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least four years of healthcare regulatory experience. In addition, candidates must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner of our firm. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate — Employee Benefits

Bass, Berry & Sims has one of the most experienced and sophisticated Employee Benefits practices in the Southeast. We partner with public and private employers, benefits consultants and third party administrators in the design, drafting, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive range of employee benefits plans. Our attorneys also: (i) provide ERISA fiduciary guidance and guide employers through the changing landscape of employer-sponsored health plans; and (ii) provide employee benefits expertise in mergers and acquisitions and with respect to executive compensation.

Our Memphis office is seeking an attorney with at least two years of solid ERISA and employee benefits experience. Experience with executive compensation is helpful, but is not required. Consideration will be given to candidates with an LLM in Tax.  Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in working in a highly collaborative environment that encourages associates to work directly with clients. In addition, candidates must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner of our firm. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.


Washington, D.C.

We currently do not have any open positions in our D.C. office.


Knoxville

We currently do not have any open positions in our Knoxville office.

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