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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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Attorney-Client Privilege: What is Privileged and How to Keep it That Way

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July 22, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Shayne Clinton, Brant Phillips and Ryan Thomas will present at an Association of Corporate Counsel event on July 22, 2015. Through a discussion of case law, practical anecdotes and first hand experiences, their hour long presentation titled "Attorney-Client Privilege: What Is Privileged and How to Keep It That Way" will address these topics: 

  • Clarify what communications are covered by the privilege
  • Suggest measures for protecting privilege within the company, and in the board room
  • Clarify the role and use of outside counsel in preserving privilege
  • Present keys to preserving privilege in the transactional process

This event will include one hour of Tennessee CLE credit, pending approval.

The Association of Corporate Counsel event sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims will take place July 22 at the Bistro by the Tracks in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information and registration, visit the ACC website.



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