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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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Laura R. Brothers

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Nashville
(615) 742-7705 TEL
(615) 742-2818 FAX

Laura R. Brothers

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7705 TEL
(615) 742-2818 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7705 TEL
(615) 742-2818 FAX

Laura Brothers utilizes her experience in capital markets transactions to help clients raise capital through debt and equity markets, or through strategic acquisitions, navigating complicated securities law issues. Of note, her experience includes a $750 million offering for one of the largest wine and spirit corporations in the U.S. and a $3.8 billion merger of two national health insurance providers.

Laura has represented both issuers and underwriters in securities transactions, buyers and sellers in public and private company mergers and acquisitions and special committees of boards of directors in corporate governance matters.

Laura Brothers utilizes her experience in capital markets transactions to help clients raise capital through debt and equity markets, or through strategic acquisitions, navigating complicated securities law issues. Of note, her experience includes a $750 million offering for one of the largest wine and spirit corporations in the U.S. and a $3.8 billion merger of two national health insurance providers.

Laura has represented both issuers and underwriters in securities transactions, buyers and sellers in public and private company mergers and acquisitions and special committees of boards of directors in corporate governance matters. Her practice spans industries including food and beverage, healthcare, technology, retail and entertainment, and involves:

  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity and debt offerings
  • Capital markets transactions
  • Compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
  • General corporate advice
  • Tender offers

In addition to Laura's work in the firm's corporate and securities practice, she also chaired the firm's Women's Initiative in 2009 and 2010, the Entry-Level Hiring Committee from 2011 to 2013 and currently serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Valparaiso University Alumni Association — Board of Directors (2003-2010); Executive Committee, (2005-2010)

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Valparaiso University Alumni Association — Alumni Service Award (2011)

Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce — Legal Counsel (1999-2000)

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