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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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HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Changes and Updates for Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans

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June 25, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims will host the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Changes and Updates for Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans webinar on Tuesday, June 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST. Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Elizabeth Warren, Nesrin Tift and Sarah Krause will explore what employers with health plans need to know to comply with the new HIPAA privacy and security rules. Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of how HIPAA applies to employer sponsored health plans
  • The important of HIPAA compliance: increased enforcement and audits
  • New standards required by the 2013 rule, including new business associate agreement requirements, the new breach notification standard, revised individual rights and GINA
  • Practical compliance steps to take to meet the September 2013 deadline

This webinar is available for Tennessee CLE. To register for the event, click here.


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