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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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Danielle Sloane Comments on Investigation of Skilled Nursing Facilities

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March 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for an article detailing the review by Medicare contractors of large payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for therapy services. According to the article, Medicare contracts are using data recently released by Medicare on the frequency of payments to SNFs for ultra-high rehab and very-high rehab. As Danielle points out for the article, "[w]hile some SNFs might be outliers due to the type of patient population they serve, SNFs are likely targets for Medicare auditors and perhaps the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General."

The full article, "Medicare Contractors Investigating High Rehab Payments," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource Center on March 9, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).


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