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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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Todd Overman Comments on Anti-Trafficking Rules for Government Contractors

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September 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman provided comments for a Law360 article on the requirements faced by government contractors related to combating human trafficking. With standards implemented by a 2012 executive order and final regulations in 2015, many government contractors are still developing compliance plans and unsure about the due diligence required to vet supply chains. As Todd points out in the article, "'[t]here's still a bit of uneasiness out there, given it's not defined what 'due diligence' really means. It's not defined in the regulations, and I think there's been some willingness on the part of government to provide some parameters of what due diligence is … but I think that's where contractors are still a little bit in the gray.'"

The full article, "Contractors Ignore Anti-Trafficking Rules At Their Peril," was published by Law360 on September 19, 2016, and is available online.


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