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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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Success in Dismissal of FCA Claims Against CHS Hospital Receives Coverage by Bloomberg BNA and AHLA

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February 11, 2015

The recent success of Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys in their representation of a CHS hospital in Tucson, Arizona against False Claims Act (FCA) violations has received coverage by the Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The hospital was alleged to have violated the FCA through fraudulent billing for outpatient therapy services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. On January 23, 2015, the federal district court granted our motion to dismiss the fraudulent billing claims on the grounds that the relator had failed to adequately plead the underlying falsity of claims or that any fraudulent scheme resulted in submission of false claims to federal payors. Our team was Courtney Bumpers, Matt Curley, and Brian Roark.

Articles covering this decision are available in the Bloomberg BNA pdf below and the AHLA website (login required).

Download Document - Hospital Dodges FCA Accusations From Former Therapist on False Time Sheets

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