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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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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 Receives Top Honors in Tennessee from Chambers USA 2012

June 7, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (June 7, 2012) - Thirty-four Bass, Berry & Sims PLC attorneys have been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the most attorneys listed of any firm in the state of Tennessee. Listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews by Chambers USA staff who researched the strengths and reputations of attorneys all across the United States.

Bass, Berry & Sims, as a firm, received a #1 ranking for Tennessee in seven practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation (General Commercial) and Real Estate. Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked #1 more times than any other firm in the Tennessee category.

Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys were ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Lee Barfield – Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense 
  • Dewees Berry – Real Estate; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use 
  • Jim Cheek – Corporate/M&A 
  • Michael Dagley – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A 
  • Wallace Dietz – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Felix Dowsley – Banking & Finance 
  • Tim Garrett – Labor & Employment 
  • Andrew Goddard – Environment 
  • John Good – Corporate/M&A 
  • Dale Grimes – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment 
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare 
  • Paul Jennings – Litigation: Bankruptcy 
  • Howard Lamar – Corporate/M&A 
  • Brook Lathram – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Claire Miley – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Michael Moschel – Labor & Employment 
  • Scott Noonan – Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • William Ozier – Labor & Employment 
  • Michael Peek – Real Estate 
  • Cynthia Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Todd Rolapp – Corporate/M&A 
  • Cynthia Sellers – Banking & Finance 
  • Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • John Speer – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Richard Spore – Real Estate 
  • John Stemmler – Real Estate 
  • James Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance 
  • Scott Thomas – Environment 
  • Bob Thompson – Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Regulatory 
  • Overton Thompson – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Mitchell Walker – Corporate/M&A 
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare

About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 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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