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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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Meri B. Gordon

Senior Litigation Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7853 TEL
(615) 742-0476 FAX

Meri B. Gordon

Senior Litigation Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7853 TEL
(615) 742-0476 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7853 TEL
(615) 742-0476 FAX

Meri Gordon represents clients in connection with various healthcare dispute matters, focusing on managed care litigation and healthcare fraud and abuse matters. She regularly counsels healthcare providers in disputes with managed care companies around the country in matters involving contract interpretation and medical necessity denials.

Meri's practice involves:

  • Managed Care Disputes – Resolving disputes amongst providers, insurers, benefit administrators and vendors, focusing on disputes involving prompt pay laws, payment from third-party liability parties and calculation of usual, customary and reasonable charges. Meri has significant experience representing hospitals in medical necessity disputes with insurance companies.
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Litigating on behalf of healthcare providers in matters arising under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and various other federal and state healthcare statutes and regulations. In addition, Meri helps clients respond to government investigations by Department of Health and Human Services, United States Attorneys' Offices and the Department of Justice.
  • Business Disputes – Representing clients in various disputes for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts. In addition, Meri has extensive experience in data management, data analytics and e-discovery projects involving high-stakes litigation.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Meri practiced in the New York office of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP.

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