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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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Robins H. Ledyard

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Nashville
(615) 742-6259 TEL
(615) 742-2759 FAX

Robins H. Ledyard

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6259 TEL
(615) 742-2759 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6259 TEL
(615) 742-2759 FAX

Rob Ledyard earned B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he was an assistant editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Ledyard practices corporate law with an emphasis on insurance law. Mr. Ledyard is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in 1980, Rob was vice president and general counsel of NLT Corporation.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Corporate Section

American Bar Associations — Business Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Insurance "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Law; Insurance Law (2006-2018)

Phi Delta Phi

Vanderbilt Law Review — Assistant Editor (1965-1966)

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