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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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John W. Dawson IV

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Nashville
(615) 742-7796 TEL
(615) 248-4246 FAX

John W. Dawson IV

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7796 TEL
(615) 248-4246 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7796 TEL
(615) 248-4246 FAX

John Dawson focuses his practice on the areas of environmental and construction law and products liability. Prior to attending law school, John had a successful career as a civil and environmental engineer. John incorporates this knowledge base and past experience into his practice, providing him a unique insight into his clients' interests and goals.

John's practice encompasses:

  • Environmental – Representing industries, utilities, and municipalities in environmental disputes and regulatory enforcement actions, as well as environmental permitting and compliance, related to water and wastewater treatment, storm water management, air emissions, site remediation, hazardous waste and materials management, and water use rights, as well as representing clients in corporate and real estate transactions.
  • Construction & Real Estate – Representing owners, developers, contractors, and designers in various construction and real estate transactions and disputes; preparing and negotiating construction agreements.
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts – Working with manufacturers in a wide variety of industries utilizing his background in science and engineering to provide a foundation for comprehensive legal representation in disputes involving products and chemicals. 

John is a contributing author of the Water Quality Control Handbook, and an article summarizing his thesis on reaeration in rivers and streams was published in the Journal of Environmental Engineering.

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