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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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Joseph B. Crace, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-7896 TEL
(615) 742-2700 FAX

Joseph B. Crace, Jr.

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7896 TEL
(615) 742-2700 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7896 TEL
(615) 742-2700 FAX

Joe Crace, who serves as co-chair of the Securities & Shareholder Litigation practice group, counsels companies and individuals facing liability under federal and state securities laws, and represents companies involved in disputes with shareholders and other investors. He has handled securities and shareholder litigation matters for both public and private companies in various industries, including healthcare, financial services and food services. Joe also works with companies and their directors and officers to achieve favorable results in high-stakes cases and claims related to mergers and acquisitions. Over the past three years, Joe has represented multiple healthcare-related companies and their directors and officers in litigation related to mergers and acquisitions with valuations exceeding $3.6 billion.

Joe Crace, who serves as co-chair of the Securities & Shareholder Litigation practice group, counsels companies and individuals facing liability under federal and state securities laws, and represents companies involved in disputes with shareholders and other investors. He has handled securities and shareholder litigation matters for both public and private companies in various industries, including healthcare, financial services and food services. Joe also works with companies and their directors and officers to achieve favorable results in high-stakes cases and claims related to mergers and acquisitions. Over the past three years, Joe has represented multiple healthcare-related companies and their directors and officers in litigation related to mergers and acquisitions with valuations exceeding $3.6 billion.

Joe's practice involves:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Representing public corporations and their directors and/or officers in class action litigation, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and other claims that threaten to impede multi-million and multi-billion dollar transactions in various industries.
  • Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Representing public companies in federal securities class actions, derivative actions and other shareholder disputes arising from alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, and other matters that could lead to potential liability.

Joe maintains an active pro bono practice – representing veterans in conjunction with the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the firm's pro bono adoption program. He has successfully challenged Veterans Administration disability ratings on behalf of Iraq War veterans suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and other medical issues, and obtained increased disability payments for these soldiers. 

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014-2017)

Cornell Law Review — Managing Editor

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs — Section Editor

Cornell Law School — Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy

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