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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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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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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

Associate

Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX

Dr. Shu Chen provides strategic patent counseling services to clients ranging from individual inventors, start-ups, research institutes, to Fortune 500 companies. She manages portfolios of patents and patent applications, helps clients develop strategies for building patent portfolios, helps clients identify patentable inventions, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications, both in the United States and internationally. Shu has helped clients navigate the changes enacted in the America Invents Act (AIA). Her current practice covers a wide range of computer-related technologies. Shu has substantial patent experience in distributed system architectures, Internet and client-server systems, search engines, cloud architectures and applications, anti-virus and data encryption techniques, telecommunications, medical devices, automobiles and mechanical devices.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Shu was a patent agent at a prestigious international IP boutique firm and a general practice law firm in downtown D.C. Before working in the legal industry, Shu served as a research assistant at Tufts University's Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves Laboratory, working on free-space broad band dielectric measurement of solid materials.

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