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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Obtains Reversal of Identity Theft Convictions in Ambulance Fraud Case

Client Type: Individual

Bass, Berry & Sims represented Woody Medlock, co-owner of family-owned Murfreesboro Ambulance Service, who was indicted on charges of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The indictment was a result of a January 2010 joint federal and state investigation into fraudulent billing practices by the company to Medicare and Medicaid for transportation of dialysis patients who were not qualified to receive ambulance transportation. In the initial trial, held in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Medlock was found guilty and sentenced in January 2014 to a 75-month prison sentence. 

On May 13, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the aggravated identity theft conviction of Woody Medlock. The Sixth Circuit held that the Medlock did not "use" the identifying information of the Medicare beneficiaries within the meaning of the aggravated identity theft statute merely by lying about how the beneficiaries had been transported. The full opinion can be read here.

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