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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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Communicating with the Media (for Lawyers and Clients)

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September 3, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Kapellas will speak with Darrell Phillips of Pietrangelo Cook PLC and Tammy Phillips of WMC –TV at the 40th Annual Bench Bar Conference. Michael will speak on Saturday, September 3 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on the topic of "Communicating with the Media (for Lawyers and Clients)." The session will give attendees insight into the Tennessee laws governing trial publicity and their impact. Topics will include:

  • Challenges faced by journalists in communicating law to the public
  • Overview of how trial publicity has affected key cases
  • Best practices when communicating with journalists to avoid violating the rules of conduct

The conference will be held September 1-4, 2016 at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort in Destin, Florida. For more information and registration, visit the Memphis Bar Association website.


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