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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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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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Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts assists healthcare clients in operational, compliance and transactional matters. She conducts research and advises hospitals regarding mergers and acquisitions, and in support and compliance matters. In addition, Rachael represents hospitals and physician groups with regard to licensure issues, including advising clients regarding Medicaid and Medicare enrollments.

In addition to her work at the firm, Rachael is also a Legal Research and Writing Instructor at Vanderbilt Law School, where she teaches legal writing to first year students.

Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rachael assisted in the representation of hospitals in contract and tort litigation, drafting pleadings, motions, discovery documents and briefs. Rachael also worked with the Detroit-based firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP where she advised healthcare clients on supply chain contracting, compliance issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Tennessee Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Publications:

  • Co-author, Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Environmental, 55 Wayne L. R. 313 (Spring 2009).
  • High Price for Small Errors in RHQDAPU Reporting, AHLA RAP Sheet (December 2008).
  • Recognizing Our Dangerous Gifts: Applying the Social Model to Mental Illness, 14 Mich. St. J. Med. & Law 201 (2008).
  • The Failure of Breast Cancer Informed Consent Statutes, 14 Mich. J. Gender & Law 141 (2008).

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Michigan Journal of Gender & Law — Staff

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