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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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36 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Honored in Chambers USA 2014

May 27, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (May 27, 2014) – Thirty-six Bass, Berry & Sims PLC attorneys have been listed as leaders in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the most attorneys listed of any firm in the state of Tennessee. Listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews by Chambers USA staff who researched the strengths and reputations of attorneys all across the United States.

The firm as a whole received a #1 ranking for Tennessee in six practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Litigation (General Commercial) and Real Estate. Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked #1 more times than any other firm in the Tennessee category.

Three firm attorneys received additional recognition:

  • C. Dewees Berry IV was named a "Senior Statesmen" in Real Estate and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. A Senior Statesman is an attorney who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.
  • James H. Cheek III was named a "Star Individual" for his Corporate/M&A practice. A Star ranking is given to attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field.
  • Todd J. Rolapp was named an "Eminent Practitioner" in Corporate/M&A. Eminent Practitioners are highly influential attorneys in a particular practice area who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys were listed as leaders in the following practice areas in Tennessee:

Nashville

  • H. Lee Barfield II – Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense 
  • C. Dewees Berry IV – Real Estate; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • James H. Cheek III – Corporate/M&A 
  • Matthew M. Curley – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Michael L. Dagley – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A 
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance 
  • Tim K. Garrett – Labor & Employment 
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Environment 
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate/M&A
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment 
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare
  • James J. Jenkins Jr. – Healthcare
  • Paul G. Jennings – Litigation: Bankruptcy 
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate/M&A 
  • Claire F. Miley – Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Michael Moschel – Labor & Employment 
  • J. Allen Overby – Corporate M/A 
  • William N. Ozier – Labor & Employment 
  • Michael S. Peek – Real Estate 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Brian D. Roark – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate/M&A 
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance 
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environment 
  • Bob F. Thompson – Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Regulatory 
  • Overton Thompson III – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate/M&A 
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare

Memphis

  • Brook Lathram – Litigation: General Commercial
  • John Speer – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate 
  • John A. Stemmler – Real Estate

About Chambers and Partners 
Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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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