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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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Howard H. Lamar III

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Nashville
(615) 742-6209 TEL
(615) 742-2709 FAX

Howard H. Lamar III

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6209 TEL
(615) 742-2709 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6209 TEL
(615) 742-2709 FAX

A seasoned corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience, Howard Lamar helps clients navigate significant corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, various types of corporate finance transactions and corporate governance issues, including challenges from activist shareholders. He works with boards of directors and senior management of public and private companies, as well as early-stage growth companies.

A seasoned corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience, Howard Lamar helps clients navigate significant corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, various types of corporate finance transactions and corporate governance issues, including challenges from activist shareholders. He works with boards of directors and senior management of public and private companies, as well as early-stage growth companies.

Howard's practice includes:

  • Corporate Governance - Counseling companies on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including boards of directors on governance, public company disclosure matters, strategic analysis, special committees and activist shareholders.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising on asset acquisitions, stock transactions, mergers and other business combinations, including transactions involving publicly traded companies, restructuring transactions, workout transactions involving financially distressed or bankrupt providers, and dispositions.
  • Corporate Finance – Assisting issuers and underwriters in debt and equity transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and Rule 144A and institutional private placements.

Prior to attending law school, Howard spent three years with Bank of America (formerly, and during the time he was there, NCNB) where he was a corporate lending officer in NCNB's Corporate and International Banking Group.

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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2018, 2013); Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2017); Nashville Securities and Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Venture Capital Law (2003-2018)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2017)

Business Tennessee "Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee"

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012, 2014-2015)

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

M&A Advisor Awards — M&A Deal of the Year (2012)

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