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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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Philip M. Lewis

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Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip M. Lewis

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5967 TEL
(866) 768-0737 FAX

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.

Philip's practice includes:

  • Representing corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with taxable and tax-deferred acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, mergers, restructurings, and general corporate and tax issues.
  • Representing REITs in the formation of UPREITs, qualifications, conversions, roll-up transactions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and continuous offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Philip recognizes the challenges clients encounter in undertaking complicated transactions and helps them to address significant tax and other issues at the outset of the transaction.

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National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2016)

Certified Public Accountant

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning

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