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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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Michael Dagley Examines Role of In-house Counsel as "Corporate Plaintiffs"

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March 9, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Dagley provided insight on the reasons general counsel should consider taking the offensive approach as "corporate plaintiffs," as it can likely lead to lucrative outcomes. "[In-house] lawyers don't think of themselves as a potential profit center; they think of themselves as only a cost center," says Michael. In order to change this mindset, general counsel must acquire the skill set of a plaintiff's attorney. "I would identify a lawyer or team that has this plaintiff orientation; [one] who understands accounting, how corporations work, corporate governance, the boardroom, shareholders, all of that," explains Michael.

The full article, "Taking the Legal Offensive," was published in First Quarter 2016 issue of Corporate Board Member, available in the PDF below.

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