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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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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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Brian Roark Recognized as Pro Bono Champion by AHLA

June 18, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark was named a 2014 Pro Bono Champion by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Brian was recognized for his work representing the owner of an ambulance service provider that was indicted on charges of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Bass, Berry & Sims was involved in the case since 2010 and attorneys at the firm devoted more than 4,400 pro bono hours to the case. Brian was instrumental in leading the team of attorneys for the last five years and personally devoted nearly 600 hours throughout the trial and appeal process, including obtaining reversal of the defendant's aggravated identity theft conviction in a published decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Since 2011, AHLA has been recognizing members who have devoted a significant amount of their pro bono hours to cases involving health law-related issues. The honorees have increased the availability and quality of healthcare, provided the healthcare community with needed access to the legal system and represent excellence in fulfilling the volunteer tradition of the legal profession. 

To read a full synopsis of the case and related media, click here.
To read the AHLA overview of Brian and his pro bono efforts, visit the AHLA website.


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