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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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Compensation & Benefits

Bass, Berry & Sims' benefits and compensation programs are competitive in our markets, and they include some special components. Since we continually review the programs to improve them, they are subject to change at any time. Generally, however, our programs contain these aspects:

Health/Retirement and Insurance Benefits

  • Choice of three health insurance plans subsidized by the firm with the option of a Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions
  • Life, AD&D and Disability insurance subsidized by the firm
  • Voluntary dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Additional voluntary insurance plans:
    • Supplemental Life
    • Supplemental AD&D

Vacation and Leave of Absence Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Nine paid holidays annually
  • Paid Jury Duty

Health and Wellness Benefits

  • Annual flu shot at no cost
  • CPR training
  • Defibrillators
  • Fire Safety Wardens on each floor
  • Discounted fitness center in building
  • Smoking cessation
  • Dedicated Mother's Room

Financial and Other Benefits

  • Professional Development program
  • Business casual attire
  • Section 529 Education Plan
  • Verizon monthly service discount
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car discount
  • Ford discount
  • Nissan vehicle purchase program
  • Information exchange
  • Tenure recognition

In addition to our benefits and supportive, collegial culture, we hold a number of events throughout the year, including

  • Employee appreciation week
  • Charitable/volunteer activities
  • Softball teams
  • Ice cream socials
  • Chili lunches
  • Other holiday parties and events

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