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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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June 28, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims invites you to join us for a complimentary seminar focused on developments in labor and employment and employee benefits law. In-house counsel, human resources professionals and company executives will hear the latest on:

  • DOL overtime regulations: Detailed analysis of the Department of Labor's recent rule-making impacting the overtime exemptions under the FLSA, including practical guidance on the impact of these new rules, and their exclusions, and how employers should plan to maintain compliance.
  • EEOC guidance on bathroom access rights under Title VII: Comprehensive discussion of the EEOC's guidance on bathroom access rights of all employees, including helping employers understand the EEOC's objectives, providing advice on the myriad questions that will arise, and the practical ways to address compliance challenges.
  • Final EEOC regulations (finally!) addressing employer-sponsored wellness programs: Detailed discussion of the final EEOC regulations on wellness program financial incentives, including practical advice on how to comply with the new ADA and GINA rules, as well as wellness program trends.
  • Nondiscrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Analysis of how employer health programs could be impacted by HHS' new rule implementing ACA nondiscrimination requirement, including discussion of sex discrimination issues.

Approved for 2.5 General Tennessee CLE credits. HR Certification Institute credit is pending.

To register for this event, click here.


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