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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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Tracy T. Paden

Managing Director, Real Estate & Debt Finance, Labor & Employment, and Public Finance Practice Groups

Nashville
(615) 259-6394 TEL
(615) 742-0415 FAX

Tracy T. Paden

Managing Director, Real Estate & Debt Finance, Labor & Employment, and Public Finance Practice Groups

Nashville
(615) 259-6394 TEL
(615) 742-0415 FAX
Nashville
(615) 259-6394 TEL
(615) 742-0415 FAX

Tracy Paden is the Managing Director for the Real Estate & Finance, Labor & Employment, and Public Finance Practice Groups at Bass, Berry & Sims. In her role, Tracy works closely with the practice chairs on overall practice group management with a focus on client service, growth and profitability.

Having spent her entire career in the professional services marketing field, Tracy understands how to best bring value and make an impact in this setting. Tracy started her career in the legal industry at Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP), eventually serving as Chief Marketing Officer. She also worked as a marketing manager for Pillsbury Winthrop LLP (now Pillsbury Wintrop Shaw Pittman LLP) in New York City; and ran an independent consulting practice providing marketing and business development strategy and implementation services to professional services businesses with a particular focus on the legal profession. Immediately prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Tracy served as the Director of Marketing for Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based boutique investment banking firm.

Tracy has a White Belt Certification in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management. She is a member of the Legal Marketing Association, a past board member of the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association and serves on the board of Our Kids. She received her B.S. in public relations and marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.

Accolades

White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management

Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) – Sales & Service Team of the Year Award finalist (2017)


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