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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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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 Successfully Defends Vanderbilt in Sixth Circuit Case

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January 8, 2010

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney William N. Ozier successfully defended Vanderbilt University in an Americans With Disabilities Act and gender discrimination case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Additional representation was provided by Kevin R. Davis of the University's Office of General Counsel.

The Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in which Vanderbilt was also represented by the firm.

The case is reported in the January 8, 2010 edition of Daily Labor Report.

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A nurse fired for not completing patients' medical charts failed to show that his termination actually was based on disability discrimination, since the fact that he slept only two-and-a-half to three hours most days was not a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 22 (Simpson v. Vanderbilt Univ., 6th Cir., No. 08-6548, unpublished opinion 12/22/09).

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