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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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Successful Resolution of FLSA Collective Action Against Medical Center

Client Type: Private Company

We represented a medical center in a collective action filed by a former nurse alleging  that she and other current and former employees were required to work "off the clock".  The plaintiff claimed that the medical center's time system made an automatic deduction of 30 minutes every shift, presuming she received a meal period, when in fact on occasion she had to work through (or during) her meal period, resulting in her working off the clock. The potential class action involved approximately 8,000 current and former employees.  Prior to conditional certification and after extensive evaluation of case, including interviews conducted with several hundred managers and potential class members, the matter was settled at mediation based upon the medical center's self-correction. 

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