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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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Affordable Care Act Webinar Series: Play or Pay 101

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January 17, 2013

On December 28, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations providing much-anticipated guidance with respect to the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that large employers offer health plan coverage to certain employees or pay a penalty. This employer shared responsibility requirement is often referred to as the "play or pay mandate." Join the Employee Benefits attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims as they discuss the play or pay mandate. Topics are scheduled to include:

  • The Big Picture: the Individual Mandate and the Exchanges
  • Which Employers are Subject to the Play or Pay Mandate
  • Identifying Full-Time Equivalent Employees for the 50-Employee Threshold
  • Basic Structure of the Two Penalties
  • New Employee Exchange Notice Requirement
  • Anti-Abuse Rule
  • Transition Relief

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