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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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Eli Richardson Comments on United Airlines Bribery Case


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July 19, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided comment for a Law360 article related to bribery charges brought against Jamie Fox, the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and former lobbyist for United Airlines. Federal prosecutors allege that Jamie Fox conspired with former New York/New Jersey Port Authority chairman David Samson for the chairman to receive a bribe from United Airlines in return for favorable treatment from the airline. In the article, Eli offers a potential defense strategy saying, "Fox, however, could challenge the government's narrative that he and Samson schemed against United in light of the fact that Fox was a consultant working on behalf of the airline ... If the government portrays United employees as victims to a certain extent, Fox could argue he is among the victims who were pressured by Samson."

The full article, "Emails Hover Over Ex-NJ DOT Chief In Airline Bribery Case," was published by Law360 on July 18, 2016, and is available online.

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