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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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ERISA Compliance and Enforcements: A 2013 Perspective

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August 27, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Curtis Fisher will speak at the "ERISA Enforcement and Compliance: A 2013 Perspective" live webcast. He will join a panel of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group to discuss the significant topics relating to ERISA enforcement and compliance from a 360 degree perspective, providing attendees with a best practices guide to help avoid the many pitfalls.

The Department of Labor has stepped up its ERISA enforcement activity and it's a sure bet more is on the way. To avoid hefty fines and penalties, plan administrators must always be ahead of the curve by having advanced planning for effective processes and procedures in place to ensure they are in compliance with this powerful federal law.

"ERISA Enforcement and Compliance: A 2013 Perspective" webcast is a must attend live webcast for plan administrators and plan participants and other interested professionals.


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