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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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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Announces Five New Members

January 31, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (January 31, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that former associates Shayne R. Clinton, Wendee M. Hilderbrand, Michael J. Holley, Justin R. Salon, and Price W. Wilson have been elected to membership in the firm.

"We are delighted to welcome these five outstanding attorneys to the Firm's partnership. Consistent with the Firm as a whole, they have demonstrated commitment to excellent, cost-effective client services," says Todd Rolapp, the firm's managing partner.

Shayne R. Clinton (Knoxville) Clinton focuses his practice on business and securities litigation working with clients in the financial products, broker-dealer and banking industries. Clinton received his J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and graduated with a B.A. from Oklahoma Christian University.

Wendee M. Hilderbrand (Nashville) Hilderbrand focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and appeals, including corporate and securities, data security, and intellectual property cases. In 2011, Hilderbrand earned the prestigious Harris A. Gilbert Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award from the Tennessee Bar Association for her pro bono representation of former death row inmate E.J. Harbison. Hilderbrand graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2004 and earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

Michael J. Holley (Nashville) Holley focuses his practice on structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business transactions. Holley graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in classical studies. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law and received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Justin R. Salon (Washington, D.C.) Salon focuses his practice on representing publicly and privately held companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance issues and compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Salon received a J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law and an M.B.A. from American University's Kogod School of Business. He earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

Price W. Wilson (Nashville) Wilson counsels clients on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, public company disclosure and reporting, and mergers and acquisitions. Wilson received his B.A. with a double major in history and economics from Vanderbilt University in 2001. He graduated cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2004. 

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have "members" instead of "partners."

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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