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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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Kate Hunter

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7822 TEL
(615) 742-0475 FAX

Kate Hunter

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7822 TEL
(615) 742-0475 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7822 TEL
(615) 742-0475 FAX

Kate Hunter concentrates her practice on investigations and litigation related to inquiries involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), various securities laws and other federal statutes. She represents healthcare companies in responding to government investigations concerning issues of alleged healthcare fraud and abuse. She regularly counsels clients on compliance with the FCA and defends clients related to various state and federal agency investigations.

In addition, Kate helps clients stay up-to-date on regulatory developments related to corporate compliance matters and assists clients in conducting internal investigations and preparing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kate was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Kate earned her law degree and an LL.M. in international and comparative law from Duke University School of Law. She earned a B.A. in international relations and economics from Tufts University.

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Publications:

  • "Hoskins – A Limit on the U.S. Long-arm Reach over Corruption" (co-author), Fraud Intelligence (October 2015)
  • "The Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Provisions and the SEC Whistleblower Program in 2014" (co-author), State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter (Winter 2015)
  • "Deferred Prosecution and Non-prosecution Agreements in the United States, England, and Wales" (co-author), The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (February 4, 2015)

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Phi Beta Kappa

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law – Editor-in-Chief

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