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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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Christopher J. Climo

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7897 TEL
(615) 742-0431 FAX

Christopher J. Climo

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7897 TEL
(615) 742-0431 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7897 TEL
(615) 742-0431 FAX

Chris Climo is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents clients involved in litigation at both trial and appellate levels. He also has experience defending clients against government investigations.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Chris earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.A. in economics of global health from Vanderbilt University.

From 2011-2013, Chris served as an operational consultant to healthcare clients across the country, ranging from large academic medical centers to small community hospitals.

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Law Clerk to Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016-2017)

Vanderbilt Law Review – Senior En Banc Editor (2015-2016)

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Civil Procedure

Elliott E. Cheatham Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa

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