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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 S. Dolan

Lateral Recruiter

Nashville
(615) 259-6772 TEL
(615) 742-2875 FAX

Laura S. Dolan

Lateral Recruiter

Nashville
(615) 259-6772 TEL
(615) 742-2875 FAX
Nashville
(615) 259-6772 TEL
(615) 742-2875 FAX

Laura Dolan is the Lateral Recruiter at Bass, Berry & Sims. In this role, Laura manages the lateral attorney recruiting process for the firm. She works closely with the firm's practice group chairs and firm management to establish the lateral attorney recruitment strategy for the firm. Drawing upon her prior experience as an attorney search consultant and as a practicing attorney, Laura actively identifies and recruits potential lateral attorneys from across the country. Laura is additionally the firm's point of contact for outside search firms interested in partnering with the firm in its recruitment efforts. 

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Laura was an attorney recruiter for two prominent international search firms and previously served as general counsel to a super-regional restaurant franchisor. 

Laura earned her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law. Laura serves on the board of directors for nonprofit Williamson County CASA and is passionate about giving back to her community.

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