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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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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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Super Lawyers Lists 60 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys

November 8, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (November 8, 2016) - Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys were named to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition. In addition, 21 attorneys were recognized in the Rising Stars category this year.

Mid-South Super Lawyers 2016

Memphis

  • John S. Golwen: Business Litigation
  • J. Brook Lathram: Business Litigation 
  • John C. Speer: Business Litigation
  • Richard R. Spore, III: Real Estate
  • John A. Stemmler: Real Estate 
  • Shepherd D. Tate: Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • David A. Thornton: Employee Benefits/ERISA

Nashville

  • James H. Cheek, III: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Michael L. Dagley: Business Litigation
  • Wallace W. Dietz: Business Litigation
  • Felix R. Dowsley, III: Banking
  • David R. Esquivel: Business Litigation
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.: Business Litigation 
  • Tim K. Garrett: Employment & Labor
  • J. Andrew Goddard: Environmental 
  • James C. Gooch: Estate & Probate
  • R. Dale Grimes: Antitrust Litigation
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Construction Litigation
  • Angela Humphreys: Business/Corporate
  • Paul G. Jennings: Bankruptcy: Business
  • David A. King: Health Care
  • Howard H. Lamar, III: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Britt K. Latham: Securities Litigation
  • Mark Manner: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Anthony J. McFarland: Business Litigation
  • Claire F. Miley: Health Care 
  • William N. Ozier: Employment & Labor
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Business Litigation
  • Fritz Richter, III: Employee Benefits
  • Brian D. Roark: Health Care
  • Glenn B. Rose: Bankruptcy: Business
  • D. Mark Sheets: Real Estate 
  • Michael D. Sontag: Tax
  • G. Scott Thomas: Environmental 
  • Bob F. Thompson: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Overton Thompson, III: Securities Litigation
  • F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.: Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Leigh Walton: Health Care 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler: Personal Injury Products: Defense

Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2016 

Knoxville

  • James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.: Business/Corporate

Memphis

  • Annie T. Christoff: Business Litigation
  • Phillip M. Lewis: Tax
  • Jonathan E. Nelson: Business Litigation
  • Sehrish Siddiqui: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Justin T. Starling: Real Estate
  • Shannon Wiley: Health Care 

Nashville

  • Jaime L. Barwig: Intellectual Property
  • Emily A. Burrows: Intellectual Property
  • Joseph Crace: Securities Litigation
  • Leslie M. Ford: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • John L. Fuller: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Lauren M. Gaffney: Health Care
  • Jeff H. Gibson: Business Litigation
  • Charles G. Jarboe: Business Litigation
  • Michael R. Kuffner: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • John H. Lawrence: Business Litigation
  • R. Gregory Parker: Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Tatjana Paterno: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Shelley R. Thomas: Technology Transactions
  • Jeffrey P. Yarbro: Business Litigation

Mid-South Super Lawyers also released Top Lists for those attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Tennessee, Memphis and Nashville nominations, research and blue ribbon review process. Listed below are the Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys that received these honors.

Top 50 Memphis Mid-South Super Lawyers 2016

  • J. Brook Lathram

Top 100 Tennessee Mid-South Super Lawyers 2016 and Top 50 Nashville Mid-South Super Lawyers 2016

  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.
  • James C. Gooch
  • William N. Ozier
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.
  • Leigh Walton

Top 50 Female Mid-South Super Lawyers 2016

  • Leigh Walton
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler

About Mid-South Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/

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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