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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 Four New Associates to the Firm

March 7, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (March 7, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome four new associates to the firm's Nashville office. 

Jeff H. Gibson represents clients in litigation and government investigations, conducting internal investigations and defending individuals and companies facing white collar criminal charges, quasi-criminal civil claims and compliance violations. Prior to joining the firm, Gibson practiced at the law firm of Neal & Harwell, PLC and clerked for Judge Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Gibson earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.A. degree from Furman University. 

Joseph A. Kimmet focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex business transactions and reorganizations. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kimmet practiced at Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kimmet earned his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law and earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
He earned a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee. 

John H. Lawrence counsels clients in defense of allegations of healthcare fraud and abuse. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lawrence earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He earned a M.Div. from Wake Forest University and a B.A. from Duke University.

Taylor K. Wirth advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the firm, Wirth practiced in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. Wirth earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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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