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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 Employees To Serve in Leadership Positions for Legal Marketing Association

January 8, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (January 8, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that two employees have been appointed to serve in leadership positions of the international and local city group of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Kimberly D. Bell will serve as Treasurer of the LMA board. Eleanor A. Smith will serve as Nashville City Group Chair of the LMA Southeastern Chapter.

Bell currently serves as the Managing Director of the Litigation Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. She has more than 17 years of law firm marketing, business development and communications experience.

Smith currently serves as the Managing Director of the Healthcare Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. Smith has worked at the firm for more than seven years and was promoted to her current position in 2010.

About LMA
Founded in 1985, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) is the universal voice of the legal marketing and business development profession, a forum that brings together CMOs to entry-level specialists from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, marketers from other professions and marketing students to share their collective knowledge. LMA has 19 chapters and 26 city groups across the U.S. and Canada, and its more than 3,000 members hail from 48 U.S. states and 15 countries. More than 80 percent of the largest 250 U.S. law firms employ an LMA member. Members at every stage in their career development benefit from participating in LMA’s array of programs and services. For more information, visit www.legalmarketing.org.

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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