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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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)


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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