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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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The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 Lists 74 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys in 34 Practice Areas

August 24, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. (August 24, 2010) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 74 of its attorneys were named to Best Lawyers in America® 2011 list in more than 30 different practice areas.

Bass, Berry & Sims was also named one of the nation's top-listed firms in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, as well as Banking Law, in Best Lawyers in America® 2011.

"Bass, Berry & Sims is honored to be recognized nationally for its work in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, and Banking Law," said Keith Simmons, Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims and Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee. "The honor is all the more gratifying in light of the recent uptick in activity we've seen in our corporate and securities practice as confidence continues to build in the capital markets."

"With the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we expect to see even more corporate governance and compliance activity in the coming year," added Simmons.

Best Lawyers in America® is recognized as a preeminent legal profession referral guide. Attorneys are annually selected on the basis of an exhaustive peer review survey process. For the new U.S. edition, more than 39,766 lawyers in 80 practices areas cast more than 3.1 million votes to highlight colleagues in the same and related specialties.

Inclusion on the list is considered a singular honor because of the rigorous and transparent methodology, and because no fees are required or allowed for nomination.

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys were also recognized in the following practices: Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust Law, Appellate Law, Derivatives Law, Education Law, Energy Law, Employee Benefits Law, Environmental Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Health Care Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Insurance Law, Labor and Employment Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mutual Funds Law, Natural Resources Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Private Funds Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Securities Law, Technology Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Venture Capital, and Water Law. For a complete list of Bass, Berry & Sims’ attorneys named Best Lawyers for 2011, please click here.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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