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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 Compensation Under the Microscope: Lessons Learned from Recent Settlements


April 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle will speak with Charity Elmer of CoxHealth and Tizgel K.S. High of LifePoint Health at the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) 20th Annual Compliance Institute. Anna will speak on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. on the topic of "Physician Compensation Under the Microscope: Lessons Learned from Recent Settlements." The session will give attendees insight into best practices and offer key takeaways from recent cases. Topics will include:

  • An overview of lessons learned from recent settlements, including Tuomey, Adventist Health and North Broward Hospital District
  • Regulatory requirements related to physician compensation, including Stark group practice and incentive compensation models
  • Best practices for establishing and auditing physician compensation;

The conference will be held April 17 – 20, 2016 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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