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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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Claire F. Miley

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Nashville
(615) 742-7847 TEL
(615) 742-0447 FAX

Claire F. Miley

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7847 TEL
(615) 742-0447 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7847 TEL
(615) 742-0447 FAX

As a senior healthcare regulatory and transactional attorney, Claire Miley has counseled more than 200 healthcare companies in her career. She has earned a national reputation for her work on complex healthcare regulatory issues that involve significant government reimbursement dollars for healthcare providers. Claire uses her understanding of these issues to assist her clients in structuring a variety of transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, co-management arrangements and new healthcare delivery models prompted by health reform.

Claire's clients include national and local hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty providers, long-term care providers, pharmacy benefit managers, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, cancer centers, imaging facilities, physician practices and private equity companies.

As a senior healthcare regulatory and transactional attorney, Claire Miley has counseled more than 200 healthcare companies in her career. She has earned a national reputation for her work on complex healthcare regulatory issues that involve significant government reimbursement dollars for healthcare providers. Claire uses her understanding of these issues to assist her clients in structuring a variety of transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, co-management arrangements and new healthcare delivery models prompted by health reform.

Claire's clients include national and local hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty providers, long-term care providers, pharmacy benefit managers, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, cancer centers, imaging facilities, physician practices and private equity companies. Her practice involves:

  • Fraud and abuse analyses
  • Reimbursement analyses
  • Provider-based issues
  • 340B issues
  • Medicare enrollment issues
  • Physician self-referral issues
  • Electronic health records (EHR) and meaningful use
  • Joint ventures and management relationships
  • Acute/post-acute collaborations
  • Clinically integrated networks
  • Physician group practice and compensation issues
  • Hospital/physician contracting
  • Specialty provider contracting
  • Managed care contracting
  • Medical staff bylaws and medical staff credentialing
  • Operational issues such as patient care and Emergency Media Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) obligations 
  • Licensure, certification and accreditation of healthcare facilities

Recognizing that healthcare clients face significant challenges as they operate in a post-health reform world under a complicated of laws and regulations, Claire works to help them develop creative solutions, including a variety of provider collaboration structures.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group, Chair (2015-2017), Vice Chair (5 Years)

American Bar Association — Health Law Section; Long Term Care Task Force, Vice Chair (2 Years)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Law Section, Chair (2003-2004)

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Chambers USA — Healthcare: Regulatory, Tennessee, Band 1 (2008-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Health Care Law (2007-2018)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2017)

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

Phi Beta Kappa

Northwestern University Law Review — Editorial Board (1982-1983)

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