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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 Bolsters Specialty Pharmacy Practice with Addition of Industry Veteran

January 5, 2015

Memphis, Tenn., (January 5, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome Louise P. Gaerig to the firm's Memphis office. Gaerig joins the newly established Specialty Pharmacy, Pharma Services & Distribution Practice Group led by Michael R. Hess. In her new role at the firm, Gaerig will provide regulatory guidance to pharmacies, drug manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and other healthcare entities.

Gaerig is the former General Counsel and Vice President of StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and its affiliate Progressive Medical, Inc. During her 10 years with StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Gaerig was responsible for the management of all transactional matters affecting each business unit under the StoneRiver/Progressive Medical umbrella doing business in all 50 states.

Gaerig earned her law degree from the University of Memphis and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.

"We are excited to have Louise join the firm. Her in-house experience at StoneRiver is a valuable asset to clients and will strengthen our capabilities in this specialized industry," stated J. James Jenkins, chair of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group.

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With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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