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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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Dick Lodge and Brant Phillips Represent The Ingram Group before Tennessee Ethics Commission

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August 2, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dick Lodge was quoted in several publications recently defending Tom Ingram and Marcille Durham before the Tennessee Ethics Commission on show cause notices issued by the Commission relative to lobbyist registrations. The Commission voted against penalizing Ingram for failure to file the proper lobbying registrations. However, because of the Commission's rules, the vote was insufficient to resolve the matter, and it will be back on the Commission's agenda at its next meeting in September. Click the links below for full articles about the case.

"Tennessee Ethics Panel Stalemates Over Tom Ingram Lobbying Resolution" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 2, 2013)

"State Ethics Panel Postpones Action on Ingram Case" – Knoxville News Sentinel (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Panel Effort in Nashville to Drop Civil Penalties Against a Top GOP Strategist Today Fail" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Case Against Advisor to Tennessee Governor on Hold" – Memphis Commercial Appeal (August 1, 2013)

"Tom Ingram's Ethics Case Deferred" – The Tennessean (August 2, 2013)


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