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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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Elaina S. Al-Nimri

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7766 TEL
(615) 248-4075 FAX

Elaina S. Al-Nimri

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7766 TEL
(615) 248-4075 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7766 TEL
(615) 248-4075 FAX

Elaina Al-Nimri is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation, including disputes involving securities laws and consumer finance laws. Elaina represents clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, technology and education.  

Elaina's practice includes:

  • Business Disputes – Representing clients in multi-million dollar disputes for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts.
  • Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Litigating disputes arising from alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, including shareholder derivative suits and securities fraud matters.
  • Consumer Financial Services – Counseling and defending clients in matters arising under federal statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and state consumer protection acts.

Elaina earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law.  During law school, Elaina interned with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a B.A. in economics and global studies from Providence College.

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Dean's Award, Legal Writing

Top 10% Oralist, Emory Law Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy Spring 2013 Competition

Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition

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