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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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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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J. Andrew Goddard

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Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

J. Andrew Goddard

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

Drew Goddard is practice leader of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in 1975, Tau Beta Pi, and from Duke University School of Law in 1978, Order of the Coif. He joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1978 and has practiced environmental law for more than 20 years. Drew is a former chair of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has served on external steering committees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, is the former editor of the Tennessee Environmental Law Letter, and taught an environmental law course at Vanderbilt University School of Law for 13 years. He has served for several years on the various environmental committees and subcommittees of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has lectured extensively on environmental law issues. In 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen appointed him as the chair of the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund board. Drew has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1991 and in Chambers USA since 2010. 

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Environmental Law Section, Chair (1996-1997)

American Bar Association

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands — 2nd Vice President (2016-2018)

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry — Board Member (2017)

Environmental Law Institute

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Chambers USA — Environment (2010-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation: Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law (1991-2018)

International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, 2009-2017)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

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

American College of Environmental Lawyers — Fellow

Tennessee Environmental Law Letter — Editor and Author (1989-present)

Vanderbilt University — Adjunct Faculty (1989-2002)

Tau Beta Pi

Duke Law Journal — Editorial Board (1977-1978)

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