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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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Jeff H. Gibson

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7749 TEL
(615) 248-8799 FAX

Jeff H. Gibson

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7749 TEL
(615) 248-8799 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7749 TEL
(615) 248-8799 FAX

Jeff Gibson has extensive hands-on experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and government investigations. In addition to maintaining a business litigation practice, he defends individuals and companies facing white collar criminal charges, quasi-criminal civil fraud claims and compliance violations. He leads internal investigations, addresses compliance issues and provides crisis management services. Throughout his career, Jeff has worked with a variety of clients from across a range of diverse industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy and technology. He is also listed as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator and maintains a civil mediation practice.

Jeff joined Bass, Berry & Sims after practicing for seven years at the boutique litigation firm Neal & Harwell, PLC, where he had the opportunity to play a prominent role representing ExxonMobil, Bridgestone and other regional and multi-national corporations in an array of high-stakes cases. Before that, Jeff served as a law clerk to Judge Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, he spent a semester working for the Office of the Attorney General of Guyana in South America.

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American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association – Assistant Treasurer (2017)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Room In The Inn – Board President (2015-present); Board of Directors (2012-present)

Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission – Commissioner (2014-present)

Tennessee Justice Center – Board of Directors; Development Committee

Belmont Inn of Court (2016-present)

Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – Board of Directors (2008-2015)

Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum – 2014 Inaugural Class

Young Leaders Council – Spring 2011 Class

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (2010-2012)

Legal Aid Society – HELP and Operation Stand Down volunteer

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Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2017)

Center for Nonprofit Management 30 in their 30's — Honoree

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2015-2017)

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

Georgia Law Review – Note Editor (2006-2007); Editorial Board (2005-2006)

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