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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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Sehrish Siddiqui Recognized by Lawyers Of Color

July 29, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (July 29, 2014) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Sehrish Siddiqui recently was recognized by Lawyers Of Color in their annual Hot List 2014. This list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color's Hot List 2014 Issue, distributed on July 28, 2014. 

Siddiqui grew up in Memphis and joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2009. She counsels national public and private companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business development companies (BDCs), on a variety of transactions and matters, primarily related to corporate finance, compliance and governance. Prior to joining the firm, Siddiqui interned at the SEC in the Office of the Inspector General where she assisted with internal audits and investigations. She is active in the firm's pro bono activities and, for the past several years, has helped coordinate the firm's involvement in the free legal clinic for seniors. In addition, Siddiqui is active in a number of philanthropic and civic causes and currently serves on the board of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).

The honorees in the Hot List 2014 were chosen through a two-pronged process led by Lawyers Of Color. The selection committee – comprised of the editorial staff and advisers, as well as law school fellows and interns – spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. In addition, nominations were accepted from mentors, peers and colleagues. The committee made editorial picks based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives. The honorees include in-house counsel, government attorneys, or law firm associates and partners. For the full list of honorees, click here.

About Lawyers Of Color
Lawyers of Color (LOC) initially was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Our company provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to our clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, we have the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.

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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