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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Ranked 6th Largest Healthcare Practice in Nation by AHLA

July 5, 2017

In the June 2017 issue of AHLA Connections, the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) released its annual ranking of Largest Healthcare Law Firms. This year, Bass, Berry & Sims was listed as the 6th largest healthcare practice in the nation. 

The list is determined by using the number of firm attorneys that are AHLA members as of April 30, 2017. As of that date, Bass, Berry & Sims had 182 members of AHLA that work at least 50% of their time within the healthcare industry. Our attorneys are active in several AHLA leadership positions and practice groups, including: 

  • Board of Directors
  • Public Interest Committee
  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
  • Health Care Reform Educational Task Force
  • Fraud and Abuse Practice Group
  • Program Planning Committee of the Fraud and Compliance Institute

AHLA is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with 13,000 members. More information about the organization can be found at www.healthlawyers.org.


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