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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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Who Owns the Future of Retail? Intellectual Property in the Age of Big Data Analytics

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October 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Janelle Waack and Greg Parker will present at the 2016 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit. They will present on the topic of, "Who Owns the Future of Retail? Intellectual Property in the Age of Big Data Analytics." The session will offer participants an opportunity to learn about legal issues related to the ownership, use and potential liability associated with software and data assets in evolving channels of retail.

Session topics will include:

  • An overview of intellectual property rights and legal issues associated with big data analytics of modern retail operations
  • Best strategies to implement to protect software and data assets
  • Recognizing the potential liabilities and risks associated with data assets 

The summit will be held on October 7 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. For more information and registration, visit the NWA Tech Summit website.


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