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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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Sales Tax Workshop: All Things Tennessee


March 1, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) invite you to join us as we co-sponsor a workshop offering a comprehensive view of Tennessee's sales tax. The program will feature a keynote presentation, including a legislative and judicial update from the Tennessee Commissioner of Revenue, David Gerregano.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Tennessee sales tax basics including imposition, structure, tax base, sourcing and compliance
  • Sales taxation of the Old Economy addressing major industries and their sales tax issues
  • Sales taxation of the New Economy focusing on nexus standards, e-commerce, cloud computing and digital goods
  • Procedural issues and strategy surrounding audits and assessments, refund claims, administrative review, litigation and statutes of limitation
  • Incentives including Industrial Machinery, Jobs, R&D, HQ and QDC credits, grants and local incentives, and negotiation best practices
  • Tennessee sales tax in an M&A/Due Diligence environment
  • Tennessee's Business Tax

The program will be held at the DHG office located in Memphis, Tennessee. This complimentary program is pending approval of 7 hours of CPE Credit in Tax. For more information and registration, visit the DHG website.

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