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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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Jonathan T. Hasebe

Senior Corporate Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7885 TEL
(615) 248-4067 FAX

Jonathan T. Hasebe

Senior Corporate Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7885 TEL
(615) 248-4067 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7885 TEL
(615) 248-4067 FAX

Jon Hasebe represents private and public companies in various corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity backed financings and general corporate strategic issues. His clients range from small start-ups to publicly traded entities at various stages of maturity. He has experience with regional, national and international clients across a variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, professional sports and automotive.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Jon was an associate at Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. in Phoenix, Arizona.

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

State Bar of Arizona – Business Law Section, Securities Regulation Section 

Arizona Asian American Bar Association – Director (2011-2016)

Valley of the Sun United Way – Steering Committee Member of Generation United (2015-2017)

CASA for Kids Foundation – Pro Bono Legal Services (2011-2017)

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Southwest Super Lawyers – "Rising Stars" (2014-2015)

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