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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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Steve Jasper Provides Insight on Supreme Court of Tennessee Retaliatory Tax Assessment Decision

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October 13, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Steve Jasper provided insight for an article detailing the Supreme Court of Tennessee's decision in Chartis Casualty Co. v. Tennessee. In this case, five Pennsylvania-based insurance companies questioned retaliatory tax assessments charged by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Although the lower courts sided with Tennessee, the State Supreme Court reversed, holding "that because the burden of collecting and remitting Pennsylvania workers' compensation assessments is on employers, and not on insurance companies, the Pennsylvania insurance companies are not liable for the additional Tennessee taxes."

The full article, "Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Retaliatory Tax on Pennsylvania Insurers," was published by Tax Analysts' State Tax Notes on October 12, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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