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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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Matthew M. Curley Appointed Litigation Section Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association

September 3, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. (September 3, 2010) – Matthew M. Curley, a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, has been appointed Chair of the Executive Council of the Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar Association for 2010-11. Curley previously served as Vice-Chair from 2009-2010. With over 900 members statewide, the Litigation Section is the largest section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Curley focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial, securities and class action litigation and the representation of clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations. He also coordinates the firm’s participation in the pro bono representation of veterans of the United States Armed Forces in coordination with the National Veteran's Legal Services Program’s Lawyers Serving Warriors project.

The Tennessee Bar Association's Litigation Section provides trial attorneys with information on the most recent trends and developments in trial practice through annual seminars and its newsletter. Members also receive up-to-date information about pending legislation affecting trial practitioners.

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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