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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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Physician Relationships With Third Parties: Conducting and Responding to Audits

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January 8, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle will co-present a live webinar on "Physician Relationships With Third Parties: Conducting and Responding to Audits."

Anna and Alice Keith Moore, Assistant General Counsel at Novant Health, will provide guidance to healthcare counsel on the regulatory requirements for physician relationships with third parties under the Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. The panel will discuss best practices for conducting an effective internal audit of physician relationships and responding to the audit results, as well as offer guidance to minimize liability for noncompliant physician relationships.

They will also review these and other key issues:

  • The audit process for review of physician relationships
  • Issues to consider when responding to audit results
  • Guidance for minimizing liability for noncompliant physician relationships

Strafford will host the webinar on January 8 at 1 p.m. EST.  For more information and registration, click here.


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