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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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28 Attorneys Listed in 2011 Best of the Bar

June 22, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (June 22, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys at the firm have been honored in the Nashville Business Journal's 2011 Best of the Bar. The results were published in the June 10, 2011 issue of the Nashville Business Journal in partnership with Chambers and Partners.

2011 Best of the Bar Honorees:

  • Lee Barfield 
  • Dewees Berry 
  • Jim Cheek 
  • Michael Dagley 
  • Page Davidson 
  • Wally Dietz 
  • Felix Dowsley 
  • Tim Garrett 
  • Drew Goddard 
  • Dale Grimes 
  • Bob Horton 
  • Paul Jennings 
  • Howard Lamar 
  • Claire Miley 
  • Michael Moschel 
  • Scott Noonan 
  • Bill Ozier 
  • Mike Peek 
  • Cindy Reisz 
  • Todd Rolapp 
  • Cindy Sellers 
  • Mark Sheets 
  • Jim Tate 
  • Scott Thomas 
  • Overton Thompson 
  • Bob Thompson 
  • Mitchell Walker 
  • Leigh Walton

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 225 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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