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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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Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX

Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX

For nearly 40 years, Craig Gabbert has guided financially distressed businesses through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. Craig has represented both debtors and creditors in many of the most visible workouts and bankruptcies in Tennessee, negotiating with creditors, finding capital and facilitating settlements. Craig has been recognized in Chambers USA for his work in the bankruptcy field, interviewees say he "is 'extremely well respected' and describe him as 'one of the icons' in the area of bankruptcy litigation." (from Chambers USA 2016)

In addition to his bankruptcy work, Craig represents clients in a wide-range of disputes, including those resulting from breach of contract, non-competes and securities offerings. His ability to negotiate deals led him to become an approved Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Craig was a founding member and shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.

Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — Director (2004-2006)

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (1994)

Mid-South Commercial Law Institute — Director (1983-1992), President (1989-1990)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

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Accolades

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

Chambers USA — Litigation: Bankruptcy (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers In America® — Nashville Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Bankruptcy; Litigation: Construction; Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation: Securities (1989-2018)

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Nashville Post "In Charge" — Legal Sector (2015-2016)

Benchmark Litigation — Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2009-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2017)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2007-2010, 2016)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2016)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2003-2006, 2011-2012)

Nashville Post "Top 150 Lawyers" (2011)

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