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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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R. Gregory Parker

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Nashville
(615) 742-7788 TEL
(615) 742-0439 FAX

R. Gregory Parker

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7788 TEL
(615) 742-0439 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7788 TEL
(615) 742-0439 FAX

Greg Parker counsels technology companies on the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He focuses on patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright disputes, representing clients in a diverse range of technologies in intellectual property disputes across the country. He is a registered U.S. patent attorney with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. Greg has significant experience with patent office proceedings including interference and derivation proceedings. 

Greg also advises clients on the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets. He provides clients with strategic guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of intellectual property portfolios, including advising on clearance, validity, infringement and enforceability issues to help clients make well-informed business decisions. His practice includes patent strategy and counseling for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Greg Parker counsels technology companies on the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He focuses on patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright disputes, representing clients in a diverse range of technologies in intellectual property disputes across the country. He is a registered U.S. patent attorney with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. Greg has significant experience with patent office proceedings including interference and derivation proceedings. 

Greg also advises clients on the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets. He provides clients with strategic guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of intellectual property portfolios, including advising on clearance, validity, infringement and enforceability issues to help clients make well-informed business decisions. His practice includes patent strategy and counseling for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Greg's practice includes:

  • Intellectual Property & Commercial Litigation – Counseling clients on all aspects of intellectual property disputes, including complex patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition litigation, as well as related antitrust matters.
  • Intellectual Property & Technology – Assisting clients with strategic alliances and transactions involving intellectual property assets, including acquisitions, collaboration agreements, and supply and licensing agreements.
  • Patent Prosecution & USPTO Proceedings – Assisting clients in developing intellectual property protection strategies, including preparing and filing applications with the USPTO, coordinating counterpart filings throughout the world, and representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining the firm, Greg practiced in the New York office of White & Case LLP. In addition to his legal practice, Greg is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches a course on the fundamentals of patent litigation.

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

The Journal of College and University Law — Managing Editor

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