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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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Labor Talk: A Labor and Employment Law Update

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February 21, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims' labor and employment attorneys will host this seminar for in-house counsel, executives and human resource professionals on Tuesday, February 21 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Our attorneys will discuss law updates on the following:

National Labor Relations Act

  • What is happening with the posting requirements for all employers concerning employee's federal labor law fights?
  • How does the NLRB's recent ruling that employee's have a right to arbitrate class claims affect employers?
  • Does it affect employers whose employees are not represented by a union?
  • What changes have been made to the union election rules?

ADAAA/FMLA/Worker's Compensation/GINA

  • Who is disabled under the ADAAA? Who isn't?
  • What obligations do I have to an employee who is out of FMLA leave but still needs additional time? What if the employee is receiving workers' comp benefits while out – does that change anything?
  • Can an employer still have "wellness" programs? If so, how are such programs impacted by the ADAAA and GINA?
  • What can supervisors discuss with employees with running afoul of GINA?
  • We will have an update on these various laws followed by a panel discussion to answer your questions and discuss with audience participation various scenarios that arise with respect to these issues.

Registration will close on Wednesday, February 15.


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