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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Summer Program

Purpose

Our summer program is designed to provide law students with a realistic picture of life as an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims and to assess a candidate's ability to contribute to our firm.

Summer Associate Class Size/Offers for Permanent Employment

Throughout the years, we have sustained an impressive class of summer associates. By looking at past trends, we are able to determine our future hiring needs and satisfy much of our demand from the summer program. In 2017, we had a total of 27 summer associates across all four offices, and for the past three years our offer rate has averaged 92%.

Summer Associate Program Events/Opportunities

The summer associates have numerous opportunities to meet all of our attorneys and to be introduced to our firm through training and mentoring, work assignments and various activities that are planned throughout the summer.

  • Training/Mentoring – Our summer associate program is structured to offer a comprehensive overview of our various practice areas. Prior to joining us, we ask the summer associate to identify whether there are areas of practice in which he or she has particularly strong interests. We then choose a partner mentor and an associate mentor to oversee the experience for each student. This involves monitoring his or her work assignments, providing opportunities for the summer associate to interact and work with attorneys throughout the firm and identifying non-traditional projects for the summer associate, such as observing and participating in closings, depositions, client meetings, trials, etc. This system allows for flexibility if the summer associate is interested in multiple practice areas.
  • Social Events – During the summer, our firm sponsors a variety of social events to help the summer associates become better acquainted with the attorneys and their families. Past activities have included receptions and dinners at local venues and attorneys' homes, out of town trips, cultural performances/exhibits, and sporting events. We also have a number of informal lunches and dinners designed to allow our summer associates to spend time with our attorneys in a small, more informal atmosphere.

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