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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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Anthony J. McFarland

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Nashville
(615) 742-6250 TEL
(615) 742-2750 FAX

Anthony J. McFarland

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6250 TEL
(615) 742-2750 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6250 TEL
(615) 742-2750 FAX

Tony McFarland has more than 30 years of experience working with leaders at public and private companies, particularly those in the financial services and healthcare industries, in complex individual and class action business litigation and disputes.

Tony has represented and counseled clients involving:

  • Financial institution and broker-dealer liability claims, including those brought under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection, and Bank Secrecy Acts, Regulations E and J, the Tennessee Financial Records Privacy and Tennessee Consumer Protection Acts, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and those incorporating customary negligence and misrepresentation accusations.
  • Data security and privacy matters, including electronic information security best practices, data breach ramifications andresponse, data retention plans, and design and use of creative technology solutions for data management. Tony is the chairman of the Lex Mundi Knowledge Management Subcommittee.
  • Public and private company business disputes, including claims involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, misrepresentation, securities violations, and other business-related activities, including high dollar insurance coverage disputes.

Tony McFarland has more than 30 years of experience working with leaders at public and private companies, particularly those in the financial services and healthcare industries, in complex individual and class action business litigation and disputes.

Tony has represented and counseled clients involving:

  • Financial institution and broker-dealer liability claims, including those brought under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection, and Bank Secrecy Acts, Regulations E and J, the Tennessee Financial Records Privacy and Tennessee Consumer Protection Acts, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and those incorporating customary negligence and misrepresentation accusations.
  • Data security and privacy matters, including electronic information security best practices, data breach ramifications andresponse, data retention plans, and design and use of creative technology solutions for data management. Tony is the chairman of the Lex Mundi Knowledge Management Subcommittee.
  • Public and private company business disputes, including claims involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, misrepresentation, securities violations, and other business-related activities, including high dollar insurance coverage disputes.

Tony's representation and advice has assisted the firm's clients avoid more than $900 million in liability exposure.

Tony is a Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow and an active participant in the Nashville Bar Association pro bono program.

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Nashville Bar Association — Chancery and Circuit Court Committee; Federal Court Committee

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Lex Mundi — Technology Task Force; Cyber-security Working Group; Knowledge Management Subcommittee, Chair

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Best Lawyers in America® — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Banking and Finance; Litigation: Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants; Product Liability Litigation: Defendants (2007-2018)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2009 and 2011-2016)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow

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