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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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Brian Roark Named Chair of TBA Health Law Section

January 9, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark will serve as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's (TBA) Health Law Section for 2017. In this role, Brian will lead the section's executive council, consisting of delegates from across the state. The TBA Health Law Section is one of the largest such sections in the country and works to further the bar's knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare laws and regulations through educational programs such as the TBA's annual Health Law Forum.

Brian represents healthcare clients responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claims Act lawsuits. He currently leads the firm's Healthcare Fraud Task Force and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, teaching a class on healthcare fraud and abuse.

To find out more about the TBA's Health Law Section, please visit the TBA website.


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