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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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Healthcare Fraud in Seven Acts

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May 12, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and Brian Roark will speak at the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys meeting on May 12.  The presentation, called "Healthcare Fraud in Seven Acts" will discuss what seven recent cases tell us about the current status of healthcare fraud enforcement, including:

  • When can the government hold a provider liable for submitting false claims without putting on proof of submission of false claims
  • Under what circumstances is employing a physician at a financial loss commercially reasonable
  • Can resolving overpayment liability through a repayment still leave a provider open to qui tam liability
  • What ethical obligations are triggered by cooperating with the government in health care fraud investigations
  • Can providers be held liable under the FCA for regulatory violations not material to government payment decisions

The session will be held May 12, 2015 at Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee.


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