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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 Welcomes Five Former h3gm Associates

March 14, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (March 14, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims today officially welcomes 15 attorneys from Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner (h3gm). In addition to the 10 h3gm shareholders previously announced, Bass, Berry & Sims welcomes the following five associates to the firm.

Lara Flatau focuses on regulation, compliance and operational issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions for healthcare companies. Flatau earned her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.

Nathaniel F. Greene works with clients across a variety of industries on commercial real estate and financing matters. Greene earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He earned a B.S. and a B.B.A. degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

R. Davis Mello advises clients on corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture transactions, private securities offerings, public company reporting obligations and corporate governance; he also assists clients with intellectual property and technology transactions. Mello earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He earned a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Miami University.

Ryan M. Richards counsels clients on a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures and private offerings; he also works with clients on private equity and venture capital financing transactions. Richards earned an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a law degree from Emory University School of Law. He received a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Brad J. Sayles assists clients with respect to government enforcement, compliance, healthcare fraud and abuse and general day-to-day operational matters. Sayles earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He earned an M.P.A., a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Northern Kentucky University. (Sayles is admitted to practice only in Kentucky; his Tennessee bar application is pending.)

These five associates join the following h3gm attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC:

  • Curtis Capeling (Member) – Intellectual Property & Technology
  • David Cox (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • Craig Gabbert (Counsel) – Bankruptcy, Litigation
  • Mike Hill (Member) – Healthcare
  • Kris Kemp (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • Mark Manner (Member) – Corporate M&A
  • John Popham (Counsel) – Commercial Real Estate
  • Glenn B. Rose (Member) – Bankruptcy, Litigation
  • Susan V. Sidwell (Member) – Securities
  • Jonathan D. Stanley (Member) – Corporate M&A

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 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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