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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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John A. Greer

Senior IP Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX

John A. Greer

Senior IP Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7930 TEL
(615) 742-2714 FAX

John Greer has significant experience counseling clients on a variety of intellectual property and technology issues, including protecting and maintaining intellectual property assets, providing intellectual property guidance in corporate transactions, and drafting, revising, and negotiating a wide range of agreements.

Working with clients from a diverse set of industries, such as healthcare, technology, retail, media, lifestyle, finance, life sciences, automotive, and food & drug, John helps clients navigate a broad scope of issues, including:

  • Intellectual property registration, protection, maintenance, and enforcement, including registration of trademarks and copyrights, and assisting clients with brand maintenance and protection strategies
  • Intellectual property and technology license, hosting, support, maintenance, outsourcing, reseller, development, distribution, and supply agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology issues arising in asset sales, mergers, financings, divestitures, and other corporate transactions
  • Consulting agreements, technology transfers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and other collaborations
  • Employment agreements and internal corporate agreements, policies and procedures, including a variety of technology use and compliance policies
  • Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements and other privacy matters
  • Legal and regulatory compliance issues
  • Internet, search engine, e-commerce, and domain name matters
  • Intellectual property litigation matters

Prior to joining the firm, John completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable J. Daniel Breen of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt Law Review — Senior Notes Editor

Vanderbilt Law School — M. Douglas Dunn Scholar

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards — Criminal Law; Introduction to Accounting; Antitrust

Vanderbilt Law School — Law & Business Certificate Recipient

Vanderbilt Law School Entertainment and Sports Law Society — Vice President

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