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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 Ranked in 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" List

November 1, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (November 1, 2013) – Bass, Berry & Sims has received 67 first-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list. The firm received an additional 17 second-tier rankings.

Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms Rankings" for Bass, Berry & Sims PLC:

National Tier 3
  • Corporate Law

Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 1

Knoxville
  • Project Finance Law 
  • Real Estate Law
Memphis
  • Arbitration 
  • Banking & Finance Law 
  • Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses Law 
  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Litigation-ERISA 
  • Litigation-Securities 
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
Nashville
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law 
  • Antitrust Law 
  • Appellate Practice 
  • Arbitration 
  • Banking & Finance Law 
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law 
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law 
  • Construction Law 
  • Copyright Law 
  • Corporate Governance Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employment Law-Management 
  • Energy Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • Franchise Law 
  • Government Relations Practice 
  • Health Care Law 
  • Information Technology Law 
  • Insurance Law 
  • Labor Law-Management 
  • Land Use & Zoning Law 
  • Litigation-Antitrust 
  • Litigation-Banking & Finance 
  • Litigation-Bankruptcy 
  • Litigation-Construction 
  • Litigation-Environmental 
  • Litigation-ERISA 
  • Litigation-Intellectual Property 
  • Litigation-Labor & Employment 
  • Litigation-Land Use & Zoning 
  • Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Litigation-Real Estate 
  • Litigation-Securities 
  • Litigation-Tax 
  • Litigation-Trusts & Estates 
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants 
  • Mediation 
  • Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law 
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants 
  • Public Finance Law 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law 
  • Securities Regulation 
  • Tax Law 
  • Technology Law 
  • Trademark Law 
  • Trusts & Estates Law 
  • Venture Capital Law

Metropolitan Ranking - Tier 2

Memphis
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships)
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Litigation-Antitrust
  • Litigation-Banking & Finance
  • Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Securities Regulation
Nashville
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law
  • Water Law

About "Best Law Firms"
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

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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