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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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Amy Sanders Morgan

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7727 TEL
(615) 742-2761 FAX

Amy Sanders Morgan

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7727 TEL
(615) 742-2761 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7727 TEL
(615) 742-2761 FAX

Amy Sanders Morgan assists national healthcare providers with operational, regulatory, and transactional matters, offering practical guidance through the complex and ever-changing healthcare space. Amy works with public and private clients across a variety of industry sectors including hospitals and health systems, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospice and home health, long-term care, and specialty pharmacy. A former journalist, Amy thrives on staying abreast of healthcare developments relevant to clients, recognizing and advising on new areas of risk while analyzing potential growth opportunities. Amy has been published and quoted in local and national media outlets on issues related to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Amy's practice involves:

  • Mergers and acquisitions.

  • Advice on responding to governmental inquiries relating to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and the False Claims Act.

  • Regulatory compliance, including issues related to the Stark Law as well as state laws regarding fee splitting, corporate practice of medicine, and licensure.

  • Operational matters.

Before joining the firm's healthcare group, Amy gained experience working remotely as an intern with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland. Within the Department's Policy and Operational Risk Office, she analyzed federal privacy and confidentiality statutes governing public health and social services to identify conflicts and recommend potential solutions.

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Health Care Reform Educational Task Force, Vice Chair (2015-2016)

American Bar Association

Leadership Health Care

Nashville Health Care Council

Nashville Library Foundation — Next Chapter Society Council

YWCA Nashville — Junior Board of Directors Committee

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Presentations:

  • "The ACA: Where are we? Where are we going? Are we there yet?" Tennessee Bar Association's 15th Annual Health Law Primer
  • "Evolving Payment Models and the Impending Supreme Court Decision," Fifth Third Bank
  • "Balance in Legal Education," Association of American Law Schools 2012 Annual Meeting
  • "We Want You (in Our Network)," NALP Annual Education Conference 2012

Publications:

  • "Fallen Halos, Excessive Salaries, and Turning Yourself In: A Look Back at 2014 Stark Law Enforcement," AHLA Connections (February 2015)
  • "HHS Sets Explicit Goals to Shift Payments from Volume to Value . . . But How?" AHLA Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group, Executive Summary (February 2015)
  • "A Gap in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Will Tax Credits Be Available for Insurance Purchased Through Federal Exchanges?," Vanderbilt Law Review (May 23, 2013)
  • "A Gap in PPACA: No Subsidies for Insurance Purchased from Federal Exchanges?" ABA Health eSource (September 2012)
  • "Hot Topics in Internet Law & Strategy," The SciTech Lawyer (Spring 2012)
  • "The Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders: Does the FREED Act Have a Fighting Chance?," Vanderbilt Health Law and Public Policy Forum (Summer 2011)

In the News:

  • "Attorneys React to Supreme Court's ACA Save," Law360 (June 25, 2015)
  • "SCOTUS Decision Day Roundup: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies and Approves Disparate Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act," Supreme Court of Tennessee Blog (June 25, 2015)
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Insurance Subsidy Case This Week," Nashville Post (March 2, 2015)
  • "Attys Predict Supreme Court Will Uphold ACA’s Tax Credits," Law360 (March 2, 2015)
  • "ACA Faces Key Court Test Over Its Future," The Tennessean (December 28, 2014).
  • "A Reference Guide to the 'Halbig' Cases: Can the IRS Issue ACA Subsidies Through Federal Exchanges?" Forbes (December 2013)

Accolades

Vanderbilt Law Review — Notes Editor

Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 — Honoree

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