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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 Ranked as Top 10% IP Litigation Firm

October 6, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report for its IP Litigation practice. According to the report, corporate counsel ranked Bass, Berry & Sims in the top 10% of all law firms for IP Litigation. BTI surveyed more than 300 general counsel to compile the data and analyze current and future trends in litigation.

Bass, Berry & Sims' IP litigation practice has built upon the firm's long-standing successes in trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation by greatly expanding its patent and high technology IP litigation capabilities in recent years. With the recent additions of Terry Clark, Ron Sigworth and Jason Rockman in the Washington, D.C. office and Greg Parker in the Nashville office, the firm's IP litigation team collectively has extensive IP litigation experience in a wide spectrum of scientific and technical fields, including pharmaceuticals; medical devices; computer science; internet commerce; consumer electronics; telecommunications; automotive systems; healthcare; and many other general matters involving electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering. By bringing together experienced litigators and technical subject matter professionals from each of the firm's offices, the firm’s IP litigation practice has achieved substantial success in high-profile and high-stakes litigation across the country.

The team has had a number of recent successes related to IP litigation, including:


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