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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 Expands New Washington, D.C. Office with Top Patent Attorney Terry Clark

March 19, 2012

Prominent Addition Provides Patent Prosecution and Litigation Depth

Washington, D.C., (March 19, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm's new Washington, D.C. office with the addition of Terry Clark as a member in the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.

In a distinguished 25-year career, Clark has litigated patent cases for national and international clients in the federal district courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States International Trade Commission, and proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His patent practice focuses on diverse technologies, with particular emphasis in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer technologies. Clark also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of portfolio development strategies including the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Clark was a partner at the intellectual property boutique Harness Dickey & Pierce.

"Terry's arrival is particularly good news for our clients, many of whom know him from patent-related matters in which he was co-counsel with our firm," said Keith Simmons, managing partner at Bass, Berry & Sims. "We are delighted by his decision to join Bass, Berry & Sims because of his depth of experience with complex patent matters and his commitment to client service. It will certainly increase the breadth and depth of our intellectual property practice and allow us to continue to build a strong presence in Washington."

"Having worked so closely and so well with these terrific lawyers for many years, I am all the more honored to join the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims," said Clark. "It is indeed a profession-leading practice group, and I look forward to helping further build our presence here in Washington."

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
The firm is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2012.

From a rich history in capital markets activity in the southeast, the firm's more than 200 attorneys now represent more than 40 public companies. For more information, please visit www.bassberry.com.


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