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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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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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Business TN Magazine Recognizes 19 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Attorneys in its Annual "150 Best Lawyers" Listing

January 5, 2010

Nashville, Tenn., (January 5, 2010) – Nineteen attorneys from Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been included in Business TN magazine's listing of the "Best 150 Lawyers in the State of Tennessee" for 2010. This gives Bass, Berry & Sims PLC the largest representation on the list of any firm in the state. The attorneys recognized are as follows:

H. Lee Barfield II (Nashville) for Business Litigation
James H. Cheek, III (Nashville) for Securities
J. Page Davidson (Nashville) for Corporate
J. Andrew Goddard (Nashville) for Environmental
James C. Gooch (Nashville) for Trusts & Estates
John A. Good (Memphis) for Securities
R. Dale Grimes (Nashville) for Utility Regulation
L. Wearen Hughes (Nashville) for Construction
Paul G. Jennings (Nashville) for Bankruptcy (Business)
Howard H. Lamar III (Nashville) for Corporate
J. Richard Lodge (Nashville) for Public Policy
G. Mark Mamantov (Knoxville) for Public Finance
Cynthia Y. Reisz (Nashville) for Health Care (Regulatory)
Michael D. Sontag (Nashville) for Tax
John A. Stemmler (Memphis) for Real Estate
Shepherd D. Tate (Memphis) for Securities
Bob F. Thompson (Nashville) for Banking (Regulatory)
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr. (Nashville) for Securities
Leigh Walton (Nashville) for Health Care (Transactional) 

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