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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 Healthcare Fraud Team's Success in FCA Kickback Suit Receives Coverage in Law360

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April 16, 2014

The recent success of Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Taylor Chenery, John Eason and Brian Roark with Sarah Bogni in their representation of Erlanger Medical Center against False Claims Act (FCA) violations has received coverage in multiple Law360 articles. The articles, published on April 2 and April 11, analyze the decision involving the public disclosure bar in an FCA case.

In United States ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority d/b/a Erlanger Medical Center, Stratienko alleged that Erlanger provided improper incentives for referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to the Erlanger system. The team successfully argued that the claims should be dismissed on the grounds that the suit's allegations were barred due to previous public disclosures about the agreements.


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